I always feel like the wrong person to be asked when I get asked that question because people say, ‘Well how do you write such good female characters?’ And I go, ‘Well I write people.’ Approximately half of the people I know are female and they’re cool, and they’re interesting, and so, why wouldn’t I? In the case of making the TARDIS a person, you make her the kind of person you’d like to meet.
Neil Gaiman, echoing the sentiment already made by writers like George R. R. Martin about writing characters who happen to have a vagina. It’s really easy, actually — and if it’s not, maybe just write a male character, and when you’re done, change all the pronouns??! IT’S THAT SIMPLE. (via dynamofire)