Would it be enough to say that I think it’s easier? Nah. Didn’t think so. But it is partially why I write male point of view. To me, it is easier. There are a few reasons I think this is the case.
Number One: The male mind is simpler. Not in a bad way. I just think they process things more to the point without overthinking. That being said, I have a lot less problem getting into my hero’s’ minds than my heroine’s. When I try to get into my own head it’s a mess. There are so many what ifs and how about I do it this way, no that one. Then I ask my husband or a guy friend the same question I’ve been agonizing over for hours and they have a simple answer. One that takes five seconds to come to rather than a whole day. I find they reach for the logical, most to the point answer. Guys go for the here and now. So that’s what I do in my writing. When I’m writing in the male point of view I think about what would they do right then. I don’t give them time to think, just react.
Number Two: In real life I relate to guys more than women. Growing up three-fourths of my friends were guys. I never got into the chatty, gossipy (although I know men can gossip more than women) cliques. I wanted to watch sports, get dirty, and have fun. I was a tomboy up until I hit high school.
Number Three: Guys are blunt. They don’t try to wrap bad news up in a pretty little bow to make it easier to take. They tell you how it is. Then the good ones know how to take care of you when you’re down. This is one of my favorite parts of writing male point of view—the chance to balance harsh/forthright with sweet and protective.
To sum it up, the male point of view isn’t near as convoluted as the female point of view. At least not to me. I have fun getting in their heads, keeping things simple and to the point. My men are determined and protective—with a romantic side thrown in to keep you coming back.
Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri
long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But
she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will
make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won’t
ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes
is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she
comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of
trials and turmoil.
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