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Monday, March 15, 2010

Writing Tip of the Day-Characters

Some authors feel compelled to reject the traditional "good" heroine, giving their female protagonist every possible opposing characteristic. This may work if the purpose is to show character growth and redemption. The difficulty is in persuading the reader this contrary heroine is worth the time it takes to find out what becomes of her.

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Blogger Aspiring Author said...

That's so true! If I don't like a heroine, I won't read the book, but if I do, I'll read all night long to get to her happily ever after.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Blake said...

I was thinking yesterday about piling difficulties upon a heroine similar to the difficulties usually piled on a hero in men's fiction. It seems that the more problems you give her, the longer the readers will read and the harder they'll pull for her to overcome them.

8:37 AM  

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