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, June 14, 2015
What do you do with a pot of dirt?
you do with a pot of dirt?
music is junk.”
don’t make ’em like they used to.”
As a debater
or attorney, you learn to spot flaws in argument. The reason you don’t like
today’s songs, TV, plays, movies etc. is that the writers aren’t writing for
you or the words no longer speak to your heart! They’re writing to today’s
audience. In the case of song, they write to the young. Those who desperately want
to understand love and how to go about it. Those whose heart aches. Does this sound like something a romance writer might find useful?
remedy: find a way to fall in love (with something) and passionately and have that flow into your work in progress.
author intrusion to force feed your own perception of what is art and what is
junk. Not that you can’t have a voice. Who are you writing for? The wider the
audience, the more you understand love through the eyes of your readers, the
more you’ll sell, if that’s what you want.
gave his granddaughter a pot of dirt. “How do you play with dirt?”
it every day.”
the child came to know life.
Message In A Bottle, The Police, 1979
or if you prefer a more direct means of communication: PEensylvania 6-5000, Glen Miller's Band, 1940:
Or for my generation: Beachwood 45789: The Marvelettes 1962