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Melissa Grey

Five Female Characters of Under-appreciated Strength

Since my novel The Girl at Midnight came out in April, I’ve noticed one question—or one of its many permutations–popping up in quite a few interviews: How did you approach writing a strong female character? My answer tends to focus on Echo, the book’s primary point-of-view character (there are several). She’s only seventeen but she’s lived a hard life. It’s calcified her in some ways and softened her in others. I’ve got my routine answer down at this point, but every time that question rears its head, I get to thinking about the way in which we define strength in women, fictional and real.

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