Screenwriting : Strong Female Characters by Anthony D Paul

Dwayne Conyers

That is what I have been doing... And fighting back the pundits who don’t see it.

Lisa Duffy

Thanks for sharing!

Jasmin Egner

In a perfect world, this question wouldn't be asked :)

Padma Narayanaswamy

wow I also write women centric scripts . women are strong characters in my scripts

Author Brooklen Borne

I do the same with my stories as well. I believe it give the story that extra flavor; when you have strong women character's. 'The Write Lover' 'Savannah' and 'The Interrogators' Coming soon 'KAT'

Anthony D Paul

My half dozen stories that I have lined up are women protagonists. Anyhow I just read 'The American' and I like Rowan Joffe's writing style.

Richard "RB" Botto

The American is a great script to read along while watching the movie simply due to its economy of style. Nice choice, Anthony.

Ryan D. Canty

The American is such an underrated film. The screenplay is very much a must read for writers because of the economy of style, etc. In fact, I'm going to re-read it and watch it again this week.

Jacqueline Delibes

Thanks for posting. I just re-distributed it!

Richard "RB" Botto

Thanks for sharing, J...

Tabitha Baumander

I can't understand why that's an issue. Why not have strong female characters? Surely its better than cardboard cut out space fillers.

Richard "RB" Botto

Great share, Anthony. I think Julie does an amazing job with her articles and blogs. She's as insightful and plugged in as they come.

Mike Grell

This is a great post, Anthony. And Julie Gray's article is spot on. Working in comics for many years, I've had to draw my share of damsel's in distress and super heroines with gravity-defying boobs, but in my own writing I've noticed that the women are often stronger characters than the men with more complex motivations. Sometimes it's intentional and sometimes they seem to take over. Why it works may have to do with a strong female character allowing a strong male character to have some weakness and therefore become more interesting because of his flaws, just like Julie talks about in her article on why we need weak female characters. Lancelot was pretty boring until Guinevere came along.

Anthony D Paul

You got that right Richard! Julie knows her stuff!

Richard "RB" Botto

She also runs a terrific and well respected screenplay contest which is now in its 6th year. She's offering a discount to Stage 32 members (ignore the offer ended notice at the top)...

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