Today I went over what I’ve already written and decided to fill in some back story. I find that most stories now are very flat and don’t offer a well rounded character. Specifically, this is the case with female leads. Not to harp on the success authors have had with weak female characters, this not only is a load of bull, but gives girls a false impression that this is acceptable.
If I read one more paragraph where a female character bites her lower lip, or talks poorly about herself, or just thinks she’s some mousey no one I will indeed pick out the closest persons eye with an ice pick.
What happened to strong female characters? Is this a reflection of the collective psyche? I hope not.
My main character is named Justice, she’s no one’s fool and she won’t be made one. I refuse to have her be needy, whiny, or dependent in any fashion. I hope this will be appreciated.