It’s a shame she was born a girl…

… but life is even tougher when you become a woman

doctors-daughter-500Today I wanted to explore the early life of a character I’d met in my historical novel, The Reluctant Scribe.

She is a doctor’s daughter, and her chosen name is Lin Min, which means intelligent (or clever) and from the woods. A fitting name, her father agrees. But Lin Min has just turned 16 and life is about to become complicated…

Lin Min was the main character in a short piece I wrote a few days ago, as part of my NaNo challenge #30days30shorts, but I wasn’t pleased with that story. Her experiences demanded a longer telling.

This finished piece describes an earlier part of Lin Min’s life, and came to just under 3,000 words. I have a feeling she might end up featuring in a novella one day.


Author: Ruth Livingstone

Walker, writer, photographer, blogger, Doctor, woman, etc.

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