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Friday Freewrite #41 – Heroine

August 17, 2012

Freewriting is an exercise in timed, stream of consciousness writing. It’s a fun and useful activity for writers of all types. Every week, I’ll provide a prompt as a springboard for freewriting. For more information on what freewriting is all about and how to do it, see this post.


Today’s prompt is a question:

What qualifies a woman as a heroine?


I hope this prompt has stirred some interesting thoughts and ideas for you! Freewriting is inherently messy and sometimes deeply personal, but if you feel comfortable sharing your results, please post as little or as much as you’d like in the comments.

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  1. August 18, 2012 2:46 pm

    First and foremost she must be brave. Also, she should be fairly observant, so she could see things that other people would miss or ignore, and so she could figure out the undermining reasons for any given decision. She must be able to save someone from something. Now that doesn’t mean she’d going around planting booby traps to save people from. It could be something as simple as saving someone from embarrassment. In that light, I don’t think the character should have to be the main character, but in fact she could be any character. She should be fairly smart and cunning as well, cause who knows how much trouble she’ll get herself into.

  2. August 20, 2012 6:10 am

    Well I don’t have any idea what a heroin should really be like, but I’ ve one in home. I think so, it’s my mum.
    It’s like… When you have no one to turn to and when you want a shoulder to vent, cry and get angry. Remember that one of the best friends you have is always her, or might be her. She is always ready for anything. She knows what to say at the right moment, at the right time. When you follow wrong decisions she never judges you, she criticizes you. Because when she criticizes you makes you grow.
    She lets you fly high, but not enough to hurt yourself. Catch you in the fall and healing the wounds, however much or little you’re hurt. She will be there. Even if you don’t feel her. Her single defect is that she is not eternal. Peace, M

    • Anita M. King permalink*
      August 20, 2012 4:12 pm

      I’m glad your mother is someone you can see as a heroine, Marta. Thank you for sharing!

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