Today’s post will not be written by me because this article could not have been said better than how it is worded here:

http://thedissolve.com/features/exposition/618-were-losing-all-our-strong-female-characters-to-tr/

I read a blog post a few months ago by a fellow fantasy writer who claimed that diversity can actually hurt the fantasy genre because authors are more interested in being politically correct than in creating strong and relevant characters.  This article proves this point.  I must admit I have not seen many of the films referenced in this article but I am a huge fan of Peter Jackson’s films and felt these same sentiments about his female elf as the writer of this post. 

As authors, we should all strive to create amazing characters for our stories.  I have posted a lot about character development so it should be obvious how important this is to my writing.  I hope this article inspires you as it inspired me.

Now I’m off to write!

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