In my #Borderlands2 story (“From Hell: A Love Story”), the main characters are two men, but the supporting cast is full of women I’ve absolutely *adored* writing:
Cin, the charming and sensuous madam who runs the brothel “Cin’s Deadly Seven,” and who was based on lovely Adrienne Barbeau’s Ruthie from “Carnivale,” complete with slithering snake tattoos;
Red Widow, the cunning, discerning, and dangerous grifter who gives Axton a full-on run for his money in the sexuality and profanity departments;
Marshal Kotonou, who wears a duster and wields a shotgun as well as any man, for protection of her borderworld town (heavily inspired by Gina Torres’s Zoe from “Firefly);
and - introduced in today’s update - Lucy, the practical and sassy prostitute who has better insight into the main character’s head than he does, himself (and based on the luscious Patricia Arquette’s portrayal of Sally Wheet in “Boardwalk Empire”).
Hopefully, readers are enjoying the women in this story, too. Because, really, what’s a man without a good woman, whether she’s there to screw, fight, or be his conscience?