So stupid shit was going on in [TAG] guild chat last night and I hear I may have pissed somebody off by joking around at them but seriously
The idea that there is some vast, impassable chasm between men and women and all female characters must be written with some mysterious, ineffable ~feminine~ quality to them…really gets under my skin? (I mean especially as a person of not-exactly-binary gender but that’s a whole different ball of wax).
I’m sorry but, regardless of what you’ve heard to the contrary, you should be writing female characters the same way you write male ones - that is, as characters, i.e. individual people with their own temperaments, quirks, likes and dislikes, phobias, issues, passions, etc, etc.
The only place where the character being a woman should enter into it is when you ask yourself three questions:
How does the world she lives in treat her differently because she’s female?
How does this effect her, as an individual?
How does she then react, as an individual?
That’s. Seriously. It.