So, pretty exciting news – I’ve been asked to speak at a TEDx event in December. It’s a big deal and a big honor and will probably be the most terrifying presentation of my life. I’ll be speaking about writing strong characters, specifically, male authors writing strong female characters. Which is cool. And scary. But mostly cool.
Here’s the thing – I need your help. Sitting and thinking about what I’m going to say, I realize the definition of a “strong character”, male or female, is going to vary wildly from reader to reader. It’d be aces if I could approach some kind of cohesive definition – I have my own thoughts, but they’re only the thoughts of one person, and I’d like to hear from YOU. Create some kind of gestalt. Or at least see a flip side of the coin.
In the comments below, tell me what you think makes a character “strong”. Give an example if you can. Tell me what you think makes a character “weak”. Example too would be aces. Be as brief or verbose as you like – it’s all good.
To incentivize things, I’ll give a signed hardback of STORMDANCER to a random commenter. If you want to up the signal on Twitter or FB, that’d be awesome too. The more comments on this puppy, the better informed I’ll be. Your comments will remain strictly anonymous for the purposes of the TEDx talk.
Much love peoples!