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Django Wexler

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January 13, 1981

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Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

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Django Wexler This is a complicated question! George R. R. Martin, asked something similar, once said, "Well, I've always considered women to be people." And that's…moreThis is a complicated question! George R. R. Martin, asked something similar, once said, "Well, I've always considered women to be people." And that's the heart of it -- IMHO, the key to writing good female characters is NOT treating them like some kind of weird aliens that need unique treatment. They're just *characters*. Good characters need history, motivation, voice, conflict, none of which are particularly related to gender.

So, basically, my advice is -- don't try to write Strong Female Characters. Just write good characters, whatever their gender.

I hope this doesn't sound dismissive of the question! I know that it's not easy to get out of that frame, it's definitely something I struggle with on an ongoing basis. And none of this means you *shouldn't* care about having female characters in the story; only that I think the best way to approach them is as humans, not as Female Characters.(less)
Django Wexler There are indeed more to come! Book #3 should be out in July 2015. The series will be five books in total, and if all goes well they should come out o…moreThere are indeed more to come! Book #3 should be out in July 2015. The series will be five books in total, and if all goes well they should come out one per year.(less)
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