Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration

Statue of Marcellus* in the Louvre Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities

"What the heck is he thinking?

Many women ask themselves this question very often.  We just don't get men.   I have a problem--my man character is a teenage boy.  If anyone ever reads my manuscript I am hoping they don't say the same things that have been said about Edward Cullens.(Not saying I agree with that article.)

So how can we write what men think?  I think first you have to accept that men and women are very different creatures mentally.  So if you are like me and you need to learn to write believable men get out there and start learning.  If you like to laugh while you learn, then watch this video about what Mark Gungor has to say about the differences between the sexes.

Who is your favorite fictional male?  Was he written by a woman?
 * Am I the only one that noticed the only finger remaining on Marcellus? (That was part of the reason we took his picture.)

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4 Awesome Reactions:

Olivia Carter said...

Humm... good question... have you read the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series? There's a guy character named Jace who I LOVE. Such a great complex, multifaceted character. Really so good. (written by a woman)

I'm also a huge Mr. Darcy fan. Also another complex interesting male character. (written by a woman)

Susan R. Mills said...

One of my beta readers thought my male protagonist wasn't strong enough. I think it was for this very reason. I wrote him to be soft (like a woman). I've spent a great deal of time fixing that problem. Like you, I want my male characters to be believable.

L.T. Elliot said...


Male characters are both an enigma and a staple for me. That sounds odd, I know.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

That video is hilarious. My parents actually bought the whole series on DVD and we borrowed it. It's like a comedy show/ marriage help all wrapped up together. It's good.

I tend to ebb and flow on my male characters. Some days I have favorites and other days I like them all.