Raise your hand if you've researched agents and/or editors.
Now raise your hand if you've read the following words: "I am drawn to/interested in/looking for strong female protagonists."
Now raise your hand again if you are confused.
Why am I confused, you ask? Well, to me, it feels like saying "strong female protagonists" is a category of its own. Like there's only one way of being a strong female protagonist.
Personally, I find this term to be a lot more complex than that. To me, there are several ways of being strong and female and a protagonist, all at the same time.
That's why I'm letting you take over today. I want to hear (or... you know... read...) what you have to say. What makes a female protagonist strong? Let me know in the comments!
And just in case you're wondering where the hunger for strong female protagonists came from, allow me to point the finger:
"Edward, where the eff are you??? SAVE ME!!!!"-- Bella Swan, Twilight
Confession: I do believe Bella is strong. Or strong-ish.
Um... Sort of...