It isn’t grit or physical prowess that gives the feminine her heroic stature; it is her courageous ability to descend into the dark, forbidding places that lie within each of us in order to retrieve our essence. Strong stories aren’t masculine or feminine, they are a balance of both and understanding how to engage the feminine heroic will add a great deal of depth to a writer’s palette.
For years I have been saying create stories with female leads as the talent pool of actors available is so under utilised.
Great actresses often get offered wife of… sister of… girlfriend of… until they get older when they are offered mother of… aunt of… grandmother of… and all because there are fewer writers and film makers creating stories with killer female story arcs. Trust me on this, if you write a script with a strong, multi-dimensional female protagonist, you will have amazing talent at your table asking to read for it.
*Originally posted on www.ChrisJonesBlog.com