Eight Reasons Fantasy Heroines Rock
(And Normal Heroines Don’t)
By Sally Dubats
1. Fantasy Heroines get to do extraordinary things, like have out-of-body experiences. If they’re involved with a supernatural boyfriend, they get to watch their supernatural boyfriend do extraordinary things, like fly. Normal Heroines talk a lot to their boyfriends. Sometimes they yell.
2. Fantasy Heroines travel to really exotic places like the astral plane or even the distant past. Normal Heroines stay in school, or a coffee shop, or their living rooms. Or maybe a horse stable.
3. Fantasy Heroines are smart. They have to be to fit in with regular humans and not get found out. If they’re in a relationship with a supernatural boyfriend, they have to be smart and be able to keep a secret, like the fact that their boyfriend is a Siren and their kind have been influencing humans since the beginning of time. Normal Heroines worry about their popularity.
4. Fantasy Heroines have to figure out how to stay out of the way of angry supernatural types. It’s one thing to have a jealous ex-girlfriend on your tail; it’s another if the jealous ex-girlfriend can possess people to get to you. Normal Heroines only have to deal with the air being let out of their tires.
5. Fantasy Heroines have to be physically strong and have the endurance to keep up with their supernatural boyfriends. They train, do yoga, and learn martial arts. Normal Heroines probably do something to maintain their always flawless bodies, but we never know what.
6. Fantasy Heroines aren’t afraid to look bad and aren’t out to impress. They trek through frozen tundra and survive avalanches without makeup or washing their hair, and their supernatural boyfriends still think they’re fabulous. Normal Heroines obsess over their lip gloss and breath.
7. Fantasy Heroines have compassion and empathy beyond measure. They understand their supernatural boyfriend’s conflict over using humans as energy sources. Normal Heroines get upset when their boyfriends have to work late.
8. Fantasy Heroines deal with daily trauma that would send any normal person to the loony bin. You know... the attempts on their life... seeing innocent people killed. And they keep it all a secret. Normal Heroines deal with getting less than an “A” on a term paper.
So now you have an idea of what Cassie goes through with Trenton in “The Grimoire Chronicles!” I had a lot of fun writing “Veil Between Worlds” and “Winter Shock”. Supernatural fantasy is so much fun to play with as a writer! I hope you like my series, and more books are on the way. Like or Tweet this for your fantasy-reading friends!
Thank you so much, Sara! I really enjoyed stopping by! ::Scurries back to writing::
Sally Dubats is the author of "Natural Magick: The Essential Witch's Grimoire" which has been translated into German, and "The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds", the first in a planned 8-book series about a Wiccan protagonist. Sally has held editorial positions for green non-profit organizations and was the editor of a metaphysical newspaper for several years. She has organized several writing groups and plans to create an inspirational e-zine for young writers. Sally owned her own theatre company, writing, directing, and producing award winning theatre, and was a theatre critic for many years. She currently writes the blog "From One Witch To Another". Sally is a student of the Tarot, reading professionally for fifteen years, and practices various healing modalities including Reiki and laying on of stones. She is a certified Sivananda Yoga instructor and loves to read. Sally is Wiccan, choosing to practice and learn about a variety of Craft traditions which uphold the spiritual principles found in many religions.