Female Characters Quotes

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Roman Payne
“What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Roman Payne
“The day came when she discovered sex, sensuality, and literature; she said, 'I submit! Let my life be henceforth ruled by poetry. Let me reign as the queen of my dreams until I become nothing less than the heroine of God.”
Roman Payne

Adrienne Kress
“we as authors have been writing about people we aren't for forever. We find a way to empathise, we find a way in. Female characters are no different. All they are are characters. They are people too. Instead of asking yourself, "How do I write this female soldier?" ask yourself, "How do I write this soldier? Where is she from, how was she raised, does she have a sense of humour? Is she big and tall, is she short and petite? How does her size affect her ability to fight? What is her favourite weapon, her least favourite? Why? Is she more logical than emotional? The other way around? Was she an only child and spoiled, was she the eldest of six siblings and a surrogate mother? How does that upbringing affect how she interacts with her team? etc etc and so forth." Notice how the first question gets you some kind of broad, generalised answer, likely resulting in a stereotype, and how the second version asks lots and lots of smaller questions with the goal of creating someone well rounded.

One would hope, really, that we as authors ask such detailed questions of all our characters, regardless of gender.


So let me, at long last, actually answer the original question:

"How do I write a female character?"

Write her the way you would write any other character. Give her dimension, give her strength but please also don't forget to give her weaknesses (for a totally strong nothing can beat her kind of girl is not a person, she's again a type - the polar opposite yet exactly the same as the damsel in distress).

Create a person.”
Adrienne Kress

Soraya Chemaly
“In 2015 a sixth-grade girl named Madeline Messer analyzed the fifty most popular 'endless runner game' apps and found that 98 percent came with built-in boy characters, compared with only 46 percent that offered girl characters. The real kicker, however, was that in 90 percent of the games, the male characters were free, whereas 85 percent of the games charged extra for the ability to select a female character. This is a simple but telling example of the ways children learn to think that masculine = normal; male = standard; boys = human; and girls = have to pay.”
Soraya Chemaly, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

Krystal Sutherland
“Nothing in her life had ever been neat or ordered. She slammed through the world, a tornado in the form of a girl, and left a trail of destruction behind her.”
Krystal Sutherland, House of Hollow

Cristin Harber
“God, woman.” He closed his fist, not bothering to count off the dozens of other things she shouldn’t do. “You give me heartburn.”
“No. Those are orgasms I give you, baby.”
Cristin Harber, Live Wire

Cristin Harber
“He walked right to her, his long strides eating the space between them and sucking the oxygen in front of her”
Cristin Harber, Black Dawn

Lina J. Potter
“The corner of the witch’s mouth twitched. “My remedy can bring a soul back into the body, but it won’t work if the soul doesn’t want to stay. Do you understand?”
Lina J. Potter, First Lessons

Krystal Sutherland
“Most girls--' I began. Lola snapped up her hand.
'Be very careful what you say next, Henry Page,' she said. 'Very few good things come out of sentences that begin with "Most girls.”
Krystal Sutherland, Our Chemical Hearts

Cristin Harber
“Holy swoonballs!”
Cristin Harber, Black Dawn

Lina J. Potter
“Richard grimaced. She was attractive, but not to his liking. Something about her reminded him of spoiled meat served in a complicated sauce – it may look good, but it’s inedible.”
Lina J. Potter, The Clearing

Lina J. Potter
“You can’t keep her down, and you won’t get away with it.”
Lina J. Potter, Palace Intrigue

Kenley Davidson
“I realize it’s not quite the thing for gentlemen to find out that we have ankles, but should they also not be permitted to discover that we have thoughts?”
Kenley Davidson, Daughter of Lies

Kenley Davidson
“Humans were far more terrifying predators than anything that lurked beneath the trees.”
Kenley Davidson, Daughter of Lies

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“Lola, are you a wolf or super wolf? Because there are no sheep in this family.”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Fulfill My Desires; Sebastian & Lola Part I

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“You are priceless to me, Sebastian. Nothing in this world or beyond compares to you. Think of my love whenever you glance at the time.” ~ Lola Lewis”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Heighten My Desires; Sebastian & Lola Part II

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“So despite the pleasure he gave to me. I… want… more! Je n'aurai aucun regret!” ~ Leonie Beaulieu”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Ignite My Desires; Roger & Leonie Part I

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“And I’m going to waddle my ass to that courthouse and strike a fierce pose for that b*tch.
Maman Lionne is ready for you!” ~ Leonie Beaulieu”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Stoke My Desires; Roger & Leonie Part II

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“I rule this land, not some wannabe trollop seeking her fortune at the expense of others. The Lion is ferocious.” ~ Leonie Beaulieu”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Justify My Desires Roger & Leonie Part III

Ray Bradbury
“She did not think it unusual, her choice of the feminine pronoun. Already she had identified herself with that tiny fragment parceled like an unripe variety of fruit. Now, in this moment, she was being carried up the hill within compression darkness, a stone in a peach, silent and terrified, the touch of the father against the coffin material outside; gentle and noiseless and firm inside.”
Ray Bradbury

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“Leaving me alone with Malcolm Steele… How the hell will I survive???” ~ Starr Knight”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Capture My Desires Malcolm & Starr Part I

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“Damn that man for making me want him!” ~ Starr Knight”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Embrace My Desires: Malcolm & Starr Part II

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“You have my heart, my love. I can never break yours without breaking mine. I love you, Malcolm Steele. “ ~ Starr Knight”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Embrace My Desires: Malcolm & Starr Part II

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“I ask you to bind me to you forever, not just with your Shibari ropes…” ~ Starr Knight”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Cherish My Desires Malcolm & Starr Part III

Michelle McLean
“I don't know why your ma named you Mercy. There ain't a merciful bone in your body.”
Michelle McLean, Hitched to the Gunslinger

“Действительно, из толстых романов XIX века, написанных языком вздохов, взглядов, намеков и сокращений, следует, что страстная любовь хороша для мужчин и ничем хорошим не заканчивается для женщин. Мужчина от страстной любви становится интереснее, увлекательнее, девушки на водах смотрят ему вслед. Влюбленному мужчине можно все: обижать пожилых штабс-капитанов, проигрывать в карты, уводить чужих жен, вваливаться пьяным в незнакомый дом. Если они умирают от любви, то умирают красиво, живописно: например, на дуэли. Влюбленной женщине нельзя ничего: она еще только успела купить новые туфли, а прозаик уже подкладывает ей на подушку цианистый калий. Мол, знаем мы, чем это закончится, — сегодня непрестанно горящий в глазах огонь оживления, а завтра сбежит с князем-проходимцем. Умирают влюбленные женщины некрасиво: их размазывает поездом, их душат, в агонии они «заливаются ужасным, безумным, исступленным смехом». В лучшем случае все, что им остается, — это шептать: «Господа, вы звери!»”
Полина Аронсон, Любовь: сделай сам. Как мы стали менеджерами своих чувств

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“You know what would make me feel better, Lachlan Jackson? You! You on my lips…” ~ Haley Steele”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Tempt My Desires Lachlan & Haley Part I

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“You won’t mesmerize me so easily, Lachlan Jackson!” ~ Haley Steele”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Tease My Desires Lachlan & Haley Part II

Charmaine Louise Shelton
“I catch Lachlan’s eye, and he winks at me. I grin at my man. My. Man.” ~ Haley Steele”
Charmaine Louise Shelton, Tease My Desires Lachlan & Haley Part II

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