I wrap up my thoughts on female characters by tearing apart Jordan Peterson's conceptualization of the archetypal "male" and "female" heroes, and present my own theory on the archetypal hero.
Kathrin Hutson talks about antiheroines, morally gray protagonists, and what our preference for — or against — dark characters really says about us.
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Nicole Pierman and I continue the conversation that started with Francina Simone about cancel culture in the book community. We discuss the concept of "harmful" books, censorship, and how to have prod...Show More
Kate Elliot and I talk about the common misunderstandings people have about the roles real women played in history, and how this impacts the way fantasy gets written. When women are given complex, pow...Show More
Susan Dennard responds to some critiques and failures of "intersectional" thinking, and discusses how to solve them in the context of character creation. Plus: How the fear of powerful women plays int...Show More
To kick off SEASON 3, Francina Simone and I talk about cancel culture in the book community, and the way it harms the people it claims to protect.
This conversation is much longer than regular episo...Show More
V.S. Holmes comes on the show to talk about writing disabled characters in fantastical settings.
You're invited to a virtual party! Come celebrate 1 year and 2 seasons of Females in Fantasy!
Samantha Shannon, author of THE BONE SEASON series and THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE, talks about the phrase "strong female character," and why it's problematic.
THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE is...Show More