I mentioned last week that Hermione is – in my own personal opinion – a huge step forward for feminism in fiction. She was and is a young woman I can really look up to. . . and quite possibly my favorite literary heroine!
One of the best things about Hermione is that she approached studying magic in the same nerdy way I would have expected her to study anything else in school, which is one of the reasons I always loved her for one of the big heroes of the story. She’s not an expert marksman. She’s not some sassy street fighter.
She’s a nerd.
She studies. She knows stuff. She helps by reading and studying, not drop kicking bad guys.
It’s one of the reasons she is one of my role models for this workshop.
So, what do you think of Hermione? Is she one of your favorite heroines in literary fiction?
Feel free to answer in the comments below, but I hope you will also answer in the discussion thread over in the event page as well. HERE.
Your answers could be used in the upcoming workshop!
The above is part of my upcoming workshop at the Kentucky Writer’s Conference in April.
I hope you’ll join us at this FREE event.
Leading up to the event, I plan to post in the page about different topics of conversation–and I just might use some replies to those conversations in the actual workshop.
I hope you will check out the posts and join in the discussion as I continue to prep for the workshop in April.