On Writing: Girls Hiding As Boys

readingwithavengeance:

Let’s say you’ve got yourself a female character, but she needs to hide as a male character for plotty reasons.  How does one go about hiding their gender?  It’s so easy, I’m going to tell you how to do it in two simple steps!

  1. Conform to the host culture’s visual cues that indicate male gender.
  2. Tell everyone you’re male.

Ta-da!  That’s it!  You’re done!  Let’s take a look at why.

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