Literary Heroines Articles


Cameos: Writing Myself as a Character

February 26, 2016 1:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Alfred Hitchcock was famous, among other things, for his cameos in the films he directed. Cameos are, by definition, brief appearances in a work of the performing arts, and the people play themselves. The topic of this blog is the writing version of movie cameos, because I always write myself... read more

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The Chick-Lit Heroine – Two No-nos

September 12, 2014 11:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The chick-lit heroine has a recognizable profile. She either possesses a fashion sense or has a bestie who can trick her out when the need arises, namely for a Big Date. She is either serially unlucky in love, or she is divorced (probably recently) from a cheating scum-bag who had... read more

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Romance Heroines: Two Flavors

June 5, 2014 11:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are two kinds of romance heroines. (Yes, I just made that move. There are two kinds of people: those who divide the world in two, and those who ….) The first kind is naked aspirational. The second kind is self-sufficient. The two are easy to confuse. Let’s blame the... read more