I’m interested in this issue of writing from a female or male POV. I use Keanu as window dressing mostly, but the truth is…here we go…searching for words that won’t embarrass me. I love this man, the way he looks, of course–I don’t know him, and I don’t much think he can act. I can fantasize all day long about him. But when it comes to writing, if he were to inspire a story (he has), I would be dying to write from HIS point of view, not the heroine’s.
I don’t get it? I suppose a shrink could help me sort it out. But I am always much more interested in telling the stories of my heroes, although I’m forced in a sense by the genre to write about the heroine’s feelings. I cannot imagine writing a book entirely from the female POV. In most cases, I can’t wait to get past that part.
I’m heterosexual, completely, absolutely, positively–there’s no ambiguity there. But in terms of heroes–I’d like to BE one. Not a strong kick-ass woman saving the day, but the male hero. Perhaps I simply like to delve into the male psyche.
How about you???