I will say up front that I am somewhat of a feminist despite being a male. I also know that I hate seeing macho female characters in books and films and plays. I'm talking about when female strength is overdone so much that it is obvious that the character is a wonder woman or a cat woman look alike. I want to make a real woman who has strength without having to be in leather spandex. I already have an idea of what she looks like and who I'm sort of basing her around but I wanted to hear some suggestions. I also already know her profession, or what she does at least...it works with the world I created. The personality is the issue. This character is nice and somewhat shy but in an awkward sort of way that is quite charming. How does that work in a novel that is takes place in a warring world.