Monday, April 4, 2011

For Writers

Because it’s not really a website. I’m sure most have you have seen this already, but it’s worth revisiting.

Female characters…well, over the years, they’ve been maligned. I mean…June Clever, okay? Who the hell does housework in heels and pearls (answer: everyone in the fifties). Today we’re not much better. Look at any female in video games. They make old Marvel character designs look prudish.

So for any writer who has female characters (I’m assuming this is all of you) please use this handy chart to figure out what type you have.

My only quibble is they put Mom from Futurama under “Evil Queen,” which she is, but according to the chart she would have no children, which from her name is clearly untrue. That’s her whole bit. She’s the evil mom.

Sorry. I’m just the type who freaks out over minor errors. It’s probably why the continuity in my book is so good.


  1. you spelled her name wrong

  2. Oh my god. It's the end of the world. I spelled a character's name wrong.

    I thought of changing it. But I'm not. I may be a nitpicker, but I'm also a terrible speller and I'm not hiding that. Unless Barbara Billingsley comes back to life to say it bothers her, I'm fine with it.

  3. LOL @ flowchart. I love how Thelma from scooby doo is on there.

  4. That is one major chart. Not much housework of any major sort was done in high heels and pearls! Couldn't have been!

  5. Whoa, that's require time to look at than I have time right now (sneaking onto Blogger at work). But looks fun and maybe quite useful. Thanks for the post.


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