I notice often two different young females in fiction: either tomboy or girly girl. There must be more to us females, right? Although my female protagonist has a rather big secret and isn't always honest, I didn't come up with much more at the moment. It feels to me that this is not enough. My supporting characters are unusual, quirky and fun, and I created them in a snap. However, not so with my protagonist. Already thought not making her POV but that would probably not work with the rest of the story. I don't want her to be tomboy or girly girl as these two bore me a bit. How do you make your characters not the same old same old? During an university lecture published writer Brandon Sanderson asked his students who they think is the most bland character of the three: Harry Potter, Ron or Hermoine. They immediately agreed that it was Harry, despite he is the POV. I want a non-bland POV.