A couple of my personal favourites are Rachel Morgan from the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison and Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich - there's something about a smart, quirky women who kicks ass while speaking witty banter that inspires me. I like that they're flawed, they make mistakes; but they pick themselves up and start again.
How about you? If you could be any character in fiction, who would you want to be? Let me know in the comments.
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.