I came across this awesomely playful Female Character Flowchart and wanted to share it.
I found it on a site called OverthinkingIt.com thanks to Alana Mlawski and Carlos A. Hann Commander. Click this link above for a larger view. I’m placing this here merely as a representation so you can get an idea of its fantastic scope.
It’s so thorough that you may chuckle while also feeling intimidated about ever writing a female character who is not a stereotype. But keep in mind, learning to get away from the crutch of stereotypes is a study that will keep paying off, so it’s worth facing and delving into.
This is a fun way to do so! It’s enlightening to trace along if you’re writing a female character, but it’s pretty funny even if you aren’t. Great examples from film or tv are included, some of which are of course also book characters.
Special bonus–you can even buy this as a poster if you feel so inclined!
You may also be interested in similar posts from my How to Write Well-Rounded Female Characters series.