Saturday, April 13, 2013

WRITING A THRILLER HEROINE

I'm delighted that many readers tell me they like the protagonist of The Crown and The Chalice: Joanna Stafford. 

I was always determined to write a female main character, and I like to thinks she's as far from a damsel in distress as you can get. 




She's a strong woman.

Some novelists write characters that are based on themselves or based on someone in history. Joanna fits into neither of those two groups.


I wrote a guest post about how I constructed Joanna for the blog Drey's Library.


Read about how important flaws are to making her a real person:


http://www.dreyslibrary.com/2013/04/12/blog-tour-58-nancy-bilyeaus-the-chalice/

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