It’s tough to be a woman

One of the two man characters in my new novel is a woman.  She is also a Shia Muslim whose family was massacred during the Lebanese Civil War when she was young.  To save her life, she pretended to be Christian and has lived as such for 20 years.  I’m going to tell her early story from her point of view, close-in third person.  I think I can pull off impersonating a female character, but it’s an intimidating task.  Even though virtually all of the details of her life are alien to me, it’s her femaleness that seems most difficult, despite the fact that I should know something about women, just from association.

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