It can be surprisingly hard to pick a name for heroes and heroines.- 100 Likeable Names for Your Heroine. Includes research on people's stereotypes about women's names. Great resource for writing, and naming female characters!
a woman can fight just the same as a man can fight, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic and I consider that I’ve written a lot of well-rounded female characters in these books.
I really needed this, fellow authors, it's worth the bad font and long read. and it's made me realize the real reason why I started writing: not to create STRONG female characters, but to create ones who were REAL :)