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Writing Better Female Characters

9 September @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event

When fifty per cent of your potential target audience is female, if you’re not writing them in your screenplay or novel, you’re making a BIG mistake! But women in real life are complex, varied and flawed. Knowing where to start in creating three-dimensional female characters for your story can be extremely difficult. Course tutor Lucy V Hay will take you through the history of female characters; how female stereotypes can still be a problem; how industry and audience expectations of female characters have changed in the last ten years; plus WHAT writers need to do to ensure their own female characters are authentic and feel real.

Throughout the workshop, you will…

  • Learn how to write better female characters
  • Identify stereotypes
  • Understand what ‘makes’ a female character
  • Utilise emotional truth and authenticity/understanding audience and context with reference to this subject matter.

About Lucy V Hay

Lucy V. Hay aka Bang2write is a script editor, author and blogger who helps writers. Lucy is the script editor and advisor on numerous UK features and shorts. She has also been a script reader for over 15 years, providing coverage for indie prodcos, investors, screen agencies, producers, directors and individual writers. Publishing as LV Hay, Lucy’s debut crime novel, The Other Twin, is out now and is being adapted by Agatha Raisin producers Free@Last TV. Her second crime novel, Do No Harm, was a finalist in the 2019 Dead Good Book Readers’ Awards. Her latest novel is Never Have I Ever for Hodder Books. Lucy is also Lizzy Fry whose debut, The Coven is out now with Sphere Books.

Book your place

Tickets cost £18 for NWS Members & £22 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A link will be sent out shortly before the workshop to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


9 September
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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