My critique partner has just called me out on writing a special snowflake heroine.
*tosses hair in artful disorder*
Whatever, I drawl in dismissal.
Actually, I'm embarrassed. Special snowflakes are incredibly annoying in real life and do NOT belong in one of my books.
I'm currently revising a contemporary romance for self-publishing, and to be fair to myself, Cate (the heroine) isn't always a special snowflake, it's just that she does like to claim the "victim" role even when it's not hers -- poor misunderstood darling (totally sarcastic)
Have you noticed special snowflakes proliferating in books lately? The heroines with entitlement issues?
I read a ton of blurbs and more books than I review, so my comment isn't at the books I've reviewed. But I have noticed a tendency for heroines to act out and never be called on it.
Hmm, some reviewers would argue that authors show a tendency to do the same!