What NASCAR’s Christmas Abbott & Likable Heroines Have In Common

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NASCAR’s Christmas Abbott is the first woman to be on a pit crew, but that isn’t about to stop her. Check this out:

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Christmas. An accident as a teenager  gave her a major set back when her sister was severely injured and had to relearn to walk. Although Christmas wasn’t severely injured, the accident greatly impacted her life.

After recovering from this challenge, she received an opportunity to to go with her mom overseas. She spent a few years washing laundry for our troops in a war torn Iraq. Through all of her life experiences she learn to challenge anything she feared and overcome.

What NASCAR’s Christmas Abbott & Likable Heroine’s Have In Common:

1. They are unique. Christmas enjoys changing tires and getting dirty. She loves the sound of the air drill. She is one of a kind and we love her quirks.

2. They defy the odds. They may be the only one to try something, but that doesn’t phase them. Even though physics would say that  Christmas is not a prime candidate for this career, she defies the odds.

3. Honorable or admirable history. Christmas’ service to the troupes and struggle with overcoming the accident, make us like her. Our heroine’s need that same kind of pull with the reader.

4. They’ve known heartache. People who have perfect lives with no troubles are annoying to readers. They relate better to heroine’s who’ve been through struggle.

5. They fight their way back to take life by storm. Just as Christmas had to fight her way back from the tragedy of the car accident that injured her sister, our heroine’s need to show the strength to fight their battles. Reader’s like characters who are the kind of brave they have always wanted to be themselves.

What do you like about Christmas Abbott or a heroine you’ve read in a book?


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

4 thoughts on “What NASCAR’s Christmas Abbott & Likable Heroines Have In Common

  1. Melissa Tagg says:

    I loved your last item, Michelle. I have a really hard time reading books in which the MC is mainly portrayed as a victim who doesn’t fight back. I like my MCs feisty and determined…doesn’t mean they don’t have their weak moments, their flaws…but I like to see some strength. 🙂

  2. Michelle Lim says:

    Christmas amazes me with her tenacity.

  3. Elizabeth Bohan says:

    Michelle, once again you’ve given me a succint, understandable explanation which I can use to improve my writing. Hmm, maybe another book in the making. Succint Secrets of …

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