Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Midweek NonFiction: Greg Rucka, "Why I Write 'Strong Female Characters'"

I'm going to use my editorial powers here and instead of linking to a great piece of fiction this week, I'm going to link to an essay that I feel is incredibly important, as well as interesting and worth reading. I'd say it was particularly useful if you are a writer, but honestly, I think it is particularly useful if you are anyone.

Greg Rucka writes comics and novels, and "Why I Write 'Strong Female Characters'" is one of the best essays I have ever seen on this subject. (And I have read a lot of these essays, as it's a topic I take a particular interest in.) Thanks to for originally publishing Rucka's post.

1 comment:

  1. I loved that piece, too. It reminds me of Joss Whedon's speech on the same subject 9 - "Why aren’t you asking a hundred other guys why they don’t write strong women characters?"