As a writer of romantic fiction, the focus is definitely on the heroine. We’ve come a long way since the time when the heroine shivered and whimpered and let the hero, 10 or 15 years older than her, terrorize her.
But we didn’t invite the kick-butt heroine. Here’s a piece about some of the strong heroines of our literature.
The Heroine with a Thousand Faces (broken link)
(Updated 3/2/2013) The Heroine with a Thousand Faces