With Wonder Woman dominating the box office this past summer and all of the AMAZING female protagonists we have in the mainstream and blowing up the fantasy genre, I thought it a perfect time to revisit a post I wrote back in 2008. It’s heartening to see that in less than a decade, women in fiction have come so far. Little girls have so many female heroes to look up to now! (PS: my money is STILL on Daenerys to rule Westeros #teamfireandice #motherofdragons ) But writing a “kickass” heroine can come with some pitfalls. Make sure you watch out for them!