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I'M Italian

Allora... "I'M Italian" e` un magazine in lingua italiana ( con qualche pagina in inglese) pensato per gli italiani nel mondo. Iniziamo una raccolta di fondi per finanziare le spese inevitabili. Parteciperanno a questa avventura, alcuni amici scrittori, artisti e giornalisti Italiani. "I'M" vuole essere un ponte culturale fra i continenti. Il primo issue e` previsto per Settembre, abbonamenti in digitale e cartaceo saranno disponibili nei prossimi trenta giorni. La Hoffmann & Hoffmann ringrazia chiunque volesse contribuire anche con cifre minime, in cambio di vantaggiosi abbonamenti e regali editoriali. Il magazine sara` spedito in qualsiasi paese. Grazie a tutti





So ... "I'M Italian" is a magazine in Italian (with some pages in English) designed for Italians in the world. We begin a fundraiser to finance unavoidable expenses. Some Italian friends, writers, artists and journalists will participate in this adventure. "I'M" wa…

Creating Heroines

Heroines are always a complicated subject to tackle. They are similar to villains in that you have to know their back story before you begin. The advantage with most heroines though, is that the whole book is about them. The reader will learn the back story as the book moves along. The same tips and tricks for villains can be used for heroines and even heroes so be sure to read that post first.

I think most writers have trouble writing heroines. The tendency is to make them hard and unforgiving. They are written like a man with a few female traits thrown in to remind the reader they are female. A lot of writers forget that they are women first. The heroine may have been raised under the harshest of conditions, but they are still women. They think differently than men. They may be able to shut off emotions, but they are still present and can still cause problems.

A good heroine is a woman first and a hero second. It sounds odd I know, because you never think of Wonder Woman crying, but…