On Writing: Girls Hiding As Boys
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!
- Conform to the host culture’s visual cues that indicate male gender.
- Tell everyone you’re male.
Ta-da! That’s it! You’re done! Let’s take a look at why.