To me, an interesting character is even more interesting when female.

Women in my short stories and novels (works in progress, all) work as FBI agents (2), surgeon, spy, veterinarian, HS softball coach, counselor and activist, 19th-Century schoolmarm, etc. Some of them are in relationships (not always with men), but others are too busy with their lives. Some of them are beautiful. Most of them are fairly athletic. Some of them are white. The only predictable feature is that all of them are smart, because I find it hard to write interesting stories about characters who aren't always thinking interesting thoughts.

A writer whose female characters are all tropes (assuming his male characters are fully realized) reveals their own misogyny.

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