Quick Tips for Boosting Your Female Quotient
1. Go through your [story] and change several male characters to female!
2. Ensure that your crowd scenes are half female by writing it in the [story] — “A crowd gathers, which is half women.”
3. If there’s a group, gang, squad or team in your story, make several of them women, not just one!
Are the “tips” no-brainers and self-evident? Yup. Because this stuff isn’t rocket science: if you want more women (or people of color, or GLBTQ characters, or other marginalized/erased characters), write them into what you write. It’s really that easy.
What other tips can you share about how you add female characters (and other marginalized characters, too) into your writing?