I love a dark heroine with spunk. Smarty-pants attitude and tough, yet a tad broken. Some of the characters I’ve written like that haven’t worked out, though. My crit partners are like, “I don’t like her.”
I love disliking the heroine in the beginning. As long as I have just a tiny-little-spark of potential or vulnerability. Doesn’t have to be much, though, because I know that the tougher they are in the beginning, the more change they’ll go through during the novel.
And that’s the part I love.
The dark heroines have the most potential to change. Because, like my writing shows, I believe the light will always break through the darkness. And with the love of a great hero helping it along…YUMMY…that just makes the story even better!!
So, what kind of heroine do you like?