Wednesday, August 14, 2019

On Stereotypes

Gangster. Businessman. Meangirl, Haciendera. Bully. These are the typical characters na nababasa natin ngayon, lalo na sa Wattpad. Stereotypes. Ito ‘yung kapag sinabing gangster, alam na. Macho, ma-abs, ma-angas, bad boy image. Kapag meangirl naman, usually, maganda ‘yan, mayaman, mataray, b*tch. Kapag hero naman, guwapo, matipuno at kapag heroine, maganda, mahaba ang buhok, hindi makabasag-pinggan. 

Wala namang masama rito at may mga stories naman na maganda talaga kahit stereotype ang mga characters pero kung gusto mong ‘maiba’ naman, i-next level mo ang atake. Here are some ways on how you can ‘reinvent’ stereotyped characters for your novel:

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