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USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author S.M. Schmitz

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Blog posts : "the golden eagle"

On Writing Strong Female Characters

January 13, 2016

Each of my novels - even those narrated by men - features at least one strong, capable female character. I don't write books with damsels in distress. I write love stories, and while the male protagonists in my books often play a decisive role in resolving the danger the protagonists face, it's almost always the female protagonist who saves them all.

But each of my female protagonists share another characteristic: they are compassionate toward other people. I've always believed it's a mistak…

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