What Makes Strong Female Characters Strong?

Originally posted on Regina West:

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.

Female leads are especially troublesome in paranormal romances. It’s one thing if they are of the same or a similar supernatural persuasion as the male, but if they are human . . . well, there’s no way to even that playing field, is there? In my novel, my girl is running around with angels and demons. How can she, as a human, possibly keep up?

Right now, I feel like she’s…

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