- Heroes/heroines should be humble. There's no room for arrogance here. (Villains are expected to be arrogant however).
- Heroes/heroines should ideally be the youngest of three children. The youngest sibling is expected to prove themselves.
- Heroes/heroines should be open to the idea of talking animals (Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood) who are usually sent to help them (the exception being Little Red Riding Hood).
- Heroes/heroines should be open to the idea of fairy godmothers turning up to assist them despite not being aware of the existence of fairy godmothers in their lives before. (See Cinderella for a good example of this. Where was her fairy godmother earlier in the story? Cinderella has good cause to be annoyed over this).
- Heroes/heroines should be aware they will be expected to show great courage and face dangers. Being a hero/heroine is not for the easily scared.
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.