Talking Tropes with Mathew

Today, Mathew Reuther hosts me on his blog to talk about female warriors in fantasy once again. This time I talked about some of the common “tropes” or archetypes of female warriors found in various kinds of fantasy (not just books: you’ll see them on TV, in video games, comics, and movies, too). Yes, there’s more than one pattern found in these characters, so I discussed some of the major groups, and even offered some insight into which tropes I think my characters fit! Read it here:
Types of Female Warriors in Fantasy

Links in the article take you to TV Tropes, which goes into each trope in more detail and provides huge lists of examples. It’s a great resource (and a time sink) if you like to compare and contrast different stories.


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