I need your input. I’m writing a blog post for Fade into Fantasy about what makes a kick-ass heroine and, while I have my own ideas on the topic, I’d like to know what you think.
You’re the reader. What traits do you like to see in a heroine when you read a book? What draws you in? What does kick-ass mean to you? Physical prowess? Attitude? Looks? Brains? A combination of some/all of these? Something else entirely?
Also, most kick-ass heroines have a pretty bleak background that they’re trying to either ignore or overcome, but recently I’ve heard this aspect called cliche. Do you agree? Is that kind of dark history important to you, or do you think it’s been overdone?
I’ll be reviewing answers to see if I can come up with a portrait of the perfect (or nearly so) kick-ass heroine.
Your response can be as long or as short as you’d like. Inquiring writer minds want to know… 😉