Heroines. Heroes. We cheer for them, cry with them, laugh with them, get angry with their stupidity, marvel at their wisdom, and sometimes, we never forget them.
Think about it. Who are your favorite heroines? Favorite Heroes? What made them memorable? Who do you think of (books or movies) when I say the following words:
It's not their outer beauty that we remember so much. It's goes deeper than that. We remember their character.
Quirky: Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy)
Spoiled: Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind)
Naive, Sweet: Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)
Quirky: Dr. Doolittle (Eddie Murphy)
Workaholic, Hard-shelled turned soft: Linus Larrabee (Sabrina)
Well, you get the idea. They are always redeemable. They can be hard-shelled and rough around the edges, but ultimately, we see there is a reason for it and they change by the story's end.
So my challenge to you is to answer this: What I really like to see in a heroine or hero are . . . .