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.
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Sunday, April 5, 2015
The resurrection of happily-ever-after.
WRITING POINT: embed in your hero and heroine traits that everybody knows will help when they're married:
statisticians say that 99% of marrieds contemplate divorce at one time or
of the reasons for failure (and the huge failure rate) is the disregard of
something often quoted in a marriage vow: Respect your partner.
usually out of love that we offer a better way to do something, to save our
partner time, to protect from harm, but…
them. They’re adults. They’re competent. Give them space, don’t nag. Stop
nagging. Nix the nag (oh, oops, I stop nagging you).
took me forever to get into my thick head that it was more important to either
show by example or find a way to get your point across without it sounding like
a nag (both men and women do this in different ways). A woman generally repeats
the point. A guy usually says his way is the only correct way. Remember most
behaviors are habits. All habits are pleasurable. Changing a habit is painful
until the change is practiced numerous times.
can’t find my keys.”
know. I’m having the same problem.” (He or she isn’t, really). (after a discussion of ideas). “What do you
think if we buy a key hook board and we hang it here or there?”
are many more difficult examples, regarding driving, cooking, cleanliness, spending,
on creative ways to solve a problem that might help your partner is worth the
time. Unless you come up with a thoughtful plan, try to bite your tongue, don’t
say anything until you have your thoughtful response ready.
have examples they care to share?
The War of the Roses in which they’re
both hanging from the chandelier in the final scene? Or Oscar and Felix as The Odd Couple?