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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:30 AM

2. Heroines are only as good as the drama they have to go through.

All I can say is, please make her intelligent.

As for creature ideas, I've always been enamored at the idea of Medusa(Gorgon, Medusa was beautiful before being cursed. I tend to think that she may still be beautiful to the point that her effect is petrification) falling for a scholar.
Someone who can't actually look at her...

Sadly, that would be more of a short story, and they would more likely be a great supporting character/side story to a main story line.

If you however are basing the hero on your husband, you have to make an honest assessment on your relationship patterns, his virtues, and then yours. As most books are semi-biographical any way, I guess I can see how that would go. I don't know you well enough to give much more specific help.

However, if you can give me some of your heritage I might be able to dredge something up.

There are a variety of things she can be. Let's go alphabetical:
Alien
Banshee - Or a descendant of the Sidhe
Changeling - Or a shape shifter
Dragon - Which can shift forms but that is overdone so use Daeva
Elf - Just because I can't think of anything else "E"
Fairy - But I don't want a Sookie, so go for a Fury, one of three sisters.
Golem - If you remember Pygmalion, Galatea was the statue that turned human. Basically she was a glorified version of a Golem. You can probably even make a drama of her being created by an artist, but falls for someone else.
Harpy
Ibong Adarna - Or Adarna Bird, a creature that can lull someone to sleep through song.
Jan - A version of a Genie
Kelpie - I don't want to even mention the Kitsune which is a Fox spirit.
Lamia - Half woman, half serpent... Sadly eats kids, so I don't know about that.
Medusa - Gorgon as mentioned, I still tend to think she is so beautiful it leaves people unable to move.
Nymph - But that is over used and more for a supporting character. Might be interesting to make one the main, just to be contrary.
Oracle - Just a pre-cog.
Phoenix - I am not sure if they are over done, but I like the idea of an immortal woman who dies and is reborn in flame over and over again with limited memories of the past. Or, with full memories of the past but has to relive child-hood over and over again. Much better than a Pixie.
Quanlier - Close relation to a Lycanthrope, or just a regular animathrope. Some person that changes in to an animal or half animal form.
Reaper - An incarnation of Death.
Selkie - Yes, I am not going to say Succubus... Oh wait, I just did.
Treant - A tree person, or a plant person. Either connected to a heart tree, that when chopped down, they die.
Undine - I love Undines, water spirits.
Valkyrie - Yes, some other V rather than what is expected.
X ??? - Some random carp that you can come up with.
Yokai - Basically just some sort of demon, but Japanese.
Zombie - Damn, can't think of anything else that starts with a Z.

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