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, November 9, 2014
AM I WRONG?
ago I contracted with NBC for a screenplay and got the bug. Many years later I decided, as a
male romance writer, to differentiate myself by writing stories that were hopefully unique and of
interest to me. There’s a price. I have sent full
manuscripts on request to publishers and agents and they typically say, love your
voice, but the story won’t suit our readers.
Autumn Breeze (a romance) leads off in
the mind of a thirteen-year-old girl with the opening scene in New York City on 9/11. Sorry, maybe the thirteen-year-old POV, but no real disasters please.
Seven I write about a gal who has one
boyfriend for every day of the week. Perhaps I have six too many boyfriends,
even if I do kill them off. We’ll see on this one if I land an agent or
won’t write any other way. I’m a guy, maybe stubborn. I'll read well written stories with tropes
but enjoy the less traveled path more. Perhaps this preference is similar to
literary versus genre argument.
"Am I Wrong", music and music video by Nico & Vinz, 2013 needs no explanation
EXTRA CREDIT: There’s
a great article in this month’s RWR (Romance Writers Report) called When She is a He by Janet Tronstad.
Janet wrote about the struggles and history (or in the beginning the lack) of
writing in the male point of view. I highly recommend it. I know no more about
the subject than you do! We’re all human beings and students of the human
heart. Hey, throw in a dog here and there. Regarding male POV, sometimes I write
about anomalies and sometimes it’s straight.