Last week, Kay shared some of her favorite Nerd HQ videos from San Diego Comic-Con. She also mentioned there was one from Joss Whedon, which she hadn’t watched yet. Since I’m a fan and the blog has featured his words of wisdom previously on creating great female characters, I made the time to watch the video. (Scroll to about the 25-minute mark to find the start.) Nathan Fillion hosts the panel, and both men keep it humorous. Multiple questions were asked of Whedon about his female characters. Right off the bat, he addresses characters and sexuality, which has been a topic of discussion in the Star Wars fandom of late. Recommended viewing for anyone aspiring to strengthen their portrayal of female characters.
Whedon on feminism: “If you put it in fiction, people internalize it.”
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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com and Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl. She has recently joined Beyond the Screens podcast as a regular contributor.
Tricia is putting the finishing touches on her first novel, Wynde – a military science fiction with a fantastical twist that features heroines Vespa Wynde and Gemini Reed. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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