Writing Challenge: Create an Intriguing Heroine

“Consider what makes a person so fascinating. Who captures your interest in a powerful way?” – Senior Editor Patience Bloom, How to Spot Problem Areas in Your Story

When we think about the people who fascinate us, it’s their unique qualities that make them alluring. But sometimes we create cliched characters even as we try to make them unique. We attempt to subvert expectations by flipping accepted ideas of gender, for example, to make our character “interesting”, and fall back on familiar tropes: the sensitive tough guy, the klutzy girl next door, the brooding, lone wolf billionaire, the sassy single mom.

Your challenge this week: Create an intriguing heroine. Your heroine enters the room. What makes her fascinating? How is she unique? What’s her story?

Post your short scene in the comments below any time between now and Sunday, April 28, 2019 and we’ll check back with you on Monday!