What’s Your POV?

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???


8 thoughts on “What’s Your POV?

  1. Valerie Bongards says:

    Hey Ciar, love the guy talking…he’s kinda cute too…lol!!!


  2. catt says:

    i don’t see anything wrong, or weird about wanting or having to do it in hero’s POV, i think it’s perfectly normal

  3. Ciar Cullen says:

    He sounds a little gay, but hey, not that there’s anything wrong with that :o)

  4. Lucinda says:

    I like writing equally from both the hero and heroine’s POV. When I’m reading, I want to know how he REALLY feels—not just the way she perceives that he feels.
    When I write in the male POV, I always run it by my husband to see if it sounds realistic.

  5. Vivienne King says:

    girl please, nothing wrong with you at all. I love delving into the male pysche. I love “seeing” through the eyes of my hero.

    Maybe it’s because I’m a female and it’s interesting for me to get into the head of a man. Though of course most romance is written by women for women, I still think it’s such a completely different pov from what I have in everyday life that it makes different and much more rich and interesting. Just me though.

    I like both povs, but I too feel more comfortable writing in the man’s head than the woman’s. 🙂

  6. Sandy says:

    Oh, I love your new guy, Ciar! Does he have a name yet? Hey, that would be a good contest!

  7. Toni Anderson says:

    I love writing the hero’s POV. Not sure why, just trying out that different mind set and approach to the world.

  8. Penelope Marzec says:

    In a romance, I think it’s important to have both the hero and heroine’s POV. I feel comfortable writing in both–and actually, I think it is a bit easier in the male POV. Men are terribly linear thinkers. :^)

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