I’ve always been told to just write what I love. I love adventure stories and thrillers and ever since Princess Leia and Ripley came into the picture I loved strong female characters who could save the day and a few dudes along the way. Michael Grant, writer of the Gone series does a great job at meeting the needs of his teen girl readers. He has action, romance and cool teen girls who can really kick book. I love that his strong female characters come in all shapes and colors too. He even has an awesome lesbian character who’s one of the best fighters.
When you look at the world around you, you’ll notice that there are many stories from “real life” floating around out there. Those awesome stories exist in history too. So my challenge to you is to check out the world around you and use it to inspire you to write your next story.
- Can We Talk About Why We Really Love Princess Leia? (tor.com)
- Princess Leia at The Art of Fanfare This Weekend (leakarts.com)
- Girl-power in movies? (rochellekarina.com)