How to avoid Female Stereotypes in your novel

So this article has been bumping around in my head for a while.  Probably because I’ve read books/seen movies that left me cringing at the stereotypes/clichés that popped their heads up.

Characters should be likeable and relatable (unless their purpose is to be the opposite) so throwing in stereotypes that can frustrate, annoy or offend is not helping to encourage people to read your work.

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