Monday, August 31, 2009
Last week Katie Ganshert blogged about heroes. Who are our heroes, and why? And, in turn, what makes our characters heroic?
So, for a little Monday morning inspiration, I present to you a writer hero of mine, the creator of many heroic characters, writer Joss Whedon. This is Joss's 2006 Equality Now speech: the video is 8 minutes long, and the first 2 minutes of which are Meryl Streep's introduction. In his speech, Joss answers the question, "why do you write strong women characters?" Watch the whole thing. You'll be glad you did.
Which writers are your heroes? What beloved characters did they create?
Reminder: I am on vacation this week, and this is an auto-post. I may not respond to your comments until the week of September 7th, at which point I will do a "feedback" day to catch up. But I will read everything! I promise!