I love this photo.
I think it’s true.
Although, I don’t think guys are off the hook from being a gentleman just because a girl isn’t acting like a lady.
But that’s not where I want to go with this.
Instead, I pose the following question: What makes a lady?
When creating a heroine, one has to consider a lot of different characteristics and traits. Let’s face it–not all of them are ladylike.
Other things we consider: We want our heroines to be strong. We want them to have the ability to overcome any obstacle.
At the same time, we want them to be vulnerable enough to be loved.
And I don’t think the “lady” is just for historical novels. No, no. I think creating a woman who is also a lady is very do-able in contemporary fiction.
But in our society, we tend to think “lady-likeness” is reserved for years gone by.
How can we do it better in contemporary novels?
Share with me: What does it mean to be a lady? Give an example of a fictional character OR someone in your life who was a great example of what it means to be a lady and why you think so.