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How to Write Heroines

Last week, I had the privilege of posting on Nancy Kelley’s blog about How to Write Heroines. I got to unleash a bit about one of my biggest writing pet peeves: out of context historical characters.

Nothing ruins a historical novel for me quicker than a character who is so far ahead of her time that she is more representative of modern thought than a product of her actual context.

Please stop by Nancy’s blog and share your thoughts on the matter!

2 thoughts on “How to Write Heroines

  1. Oh, how very true. We want characters our readers can relate to, but we need to understand that these ladies should still be products of their own time. If you make them ultra-progressive, at least have other characters comment on how out of step they are. Please!

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