This blog is for educational purposes (although I feel like I learn just as much from your comments). Dig into the male POV (point of view) for hero and supporting cast, for good guys, bad and inbetween. Find gems or alternate ways of writing male POV.
When I give an opinion, it will be based first on scientific research (I was a research scientist).
THE ROMANTIC NOVELIST
Having temporarily run out of Male POV ideas, I'm blogging about things that will get you rejected by an agent or editor.
Ask a male author about your male character traits or thoughts.
Amazon links to my stories: Autumn Breeze, A More Perfect Union, Double Happiness, The Wolves of Sherwood Forest, Neanderthals and the Garden of Eden can be found down the right side of the blog.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Top ten qualities of a hero, Dec. 9, 2012
When in doubt, while writing a scene, showcase the kind of
hero’s assets which attract the heroine. Be mindful of the story, characters’,
and scene arcs.
(taking charge//always improving)
Besides a handsome
face and good physique, this top ten list is useful in constructing a hero’s
character. It’s hard to show in the course of a novel all of these traits,
especially if you have a bad boy on your hands. But, this list represents what
women look for most. When they read they want their fantasy man to have these
It’s the same for
guys. I enjoy a heroine more if she has similar qualities.
The airport scene, Casablanca:
Now, strickly speaking, this isn't a romance or is it? Can love trump war? Michael Walsh wrote the sequel for Warner Brothers. As Time Goes By, published Aug. 1, 1999. I found this 'happy ending' and enjoyable read while in a cruise ship's library.