The image to the left pretty much sums up what we all imagine when we think of women in fantasy. For those of you who are familiar with my work, you'll probably have picked up on two recurring themes: female equality and the empowerment of women. There's a lot that goes into creating strong female characters, especially in fantasy, and it goes far beyond the personality of the character herself. I recently wrote a guest post for Book Marketing Buzz where I share 4 ways you can create stronger female fantasy characters. Check it out on BookMarketingBuzz!
What are some ways you think writers can create capable, independent women characters who defy common fantasy stereotypes? I'd love to hear your thoughts!