• Lucy Winton

What makes a strong female character?

Everyone seems to have a different opinion on this, because there are lot of ways in which a character – or a person – can be strong. They can be physically powerful, mentally tough, or simply stay true to themselves and what they believe in.

I think a strong fictional character is a resilient one. It doesn’t matter if the character is male or female. No matter what happens, no matter what is thrown at them, they just keep going.

Milly Costello wouldn’t consider herself to be strong. But she can be very resilient when she needs to be – and she will need to be.

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