Hi everyone, I have a bit of of a writer's block so I'll probably ramble a bit, but hopefully someone will be able to give me some advice. Basically, I am writing a YA romance and while I have my hero all figured out, I'm struggling a lot with the heroine. Well, I thought I had her all figured out as well, but I'm having second thoughts as I keep writing. The point is, I wanted her to be strong, confident and outgoing, since the boy is quite withdrawn, but I didn't want it to be the oh-I've-been-through-so-much-I-can-take-anything-now type of person. I just wanted her to be outgoing, period. But I'm not sure what kind of conflict, internal or external, she could have. For the sake of the story's balance (both kids are main characters) her family is loving, her brother supportive, there are some issues with friends but now that I think about it, they're kinda vague and random. It's like she's there only for the hero to admire at first. I do realize that the heroine cannot be perfect because it's boring, and that's exactly my problem, she's boring and I don't know how to fix it without making her a tormented victim or abused orphan. Maybe it's all because I'm introverted and often lack confidence, but I just don't know what could make people confident. So here it is, my question: How to make a female teenage character interesting, what could drive her, what might her goal be? Any ideas on how to find that out are appreciated. I know it sounds silly but I guess I just need a second opinion here in order to move forward with anything.