What Makes Strong Female Characters Strong?
I’ve been reading through the first draft of my second novel, and I’m not happy with my female lead. Since I write romance novels, it makes sense that I would spend a lot of time creating the male lead. He has to be all the things a romance reader expects. But the female . . . well, she’s more complicated. I want her to be strong and independent but not so much so that it renders the male superfluous.