There are many routes to take when you are creating your heroine and hero. Sometimes I personally feel like there is some pressure to make your heroine in particular a character who can be respected, who is strong, and also reasonably likeable. I don’t want my heroines to be the constant damsel in distress, and yet I also want to highlight their vulnerabilities and their journey to overcome them and become stronger as a person.
Obviously there is no right or wrong when creating a character, they can be any kind of person you want them to be, or any kind of person THEY want themselves to be! And the type of characters you create might be specific to the type of story you are trying to tell. But here are a couple of things you might want to consider when creating your heroine.