Everyone wants a “strong female character” …
… But what does this mean??
In produced content, the likes of Furiosa and The Wives in Mad Max Fury Road; Mako Mori in Pacific Rim; plus Brenda in The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials have exploded onto the silver screen in big budget blockbusters.
In television, behold Catherine in Happy Valley; our two leads in Scott and Bailey; Olivia Pope in Scandal; Piper, Sophia and friends in Orange Is The New Black; or Abi, Clarke, Lexa, Raven and Octavia in The 100.
Female characters in novels are wowing readers with their complexity and depth too, such as the alcoholic Rachel in Paula Hawkins’ Girl On The Train; or stranded Sophie in The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes.
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Yet the average female character in a spec screenplay or unpublished novel is nowhere near as well written as the above.
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