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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
Let's try the first one, shall we? Follow to collect them all!
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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1. When writing strong female characters, remember that *physical* strength isn't everything.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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2. A "strong" character is not a musclebound stereotype, but complex, well-drawn and believable.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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3. It is possible to be mentally and psychologically strong, whilst still being physically weak.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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4. Strength and aggression are two very different things. Don't conflate them.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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5. Self-confidence and inner strength don't necessarily go together.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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6.There's no reason that a disabled character, or one with a mental illness, shouldn't also be strong.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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7. Traditionally masculine traits don't make a person any stronger than someone with "feminine" ones.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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8. Mercy, self-doubt, kindness and vulnerability are not weaknesses. Quite the opposite.
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Joanne Harris
9.A character who discovers their own strength is more interesting than one who knows it straightaway.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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10. No real human being is ever strong all the time. Everyone has weaknesses.
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Joanne Harris 22 Jul 17
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10 (b). No-one is wholly weak or strong. If your female characters are one-dimensional, try harder.
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Manon Bradley 22 Jul 17
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Tell me about it!
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