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).
Typically, I present videos from YouTube to bolster the point.
Bob (RW Richard) aka THE ROMANTIC NOVELIST
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 2, 2014
Previously, I had written about movement of any kind,
including using expressions or body language as (much) more attractive than static
beauty. The same goes for love. It may be fine for some to carry a torch, love
from afar, have a crush, obsess. But it’s much too easy and comforting to the
one doing it. Perhaps because it gives the person a cause or something to think
about, and don’t we all at times (think and not do)? Dare ask this person to
change things. It takes far less energy to sit and stew than stand and brew.
A mature love (and plot) is all about give and take. No
energy into a relationship equals no relationship. This is one reason some long
time married couples drift apart. They’re far too comfortable, sometimes comfortable
in their misery.
Work at it.
Oops, male POV. Yes, yes, the theme of the blog. Okay, what’s
the difference between a man and a boy? A man accepts and revels in responsibility.
A boy hides behind his fears. I’m not saying a hero who is anywhere from nerd
or geek to stalker is not writable. He needs an arc which should include
internal and external change, a big arc.
Here's the trailer for the 1988 movie, Big, with Tom Hanks.
I have forgotten how this movie resolved the romantic conflict. Anybody?