Wait, you’re a CHICK…how’d you write the Male Point of View
Back in March, I attended the Tucson Festival of Books. It was one of my first events as an author (Here a some photos: http://on.fb.me/w7KaoD). And let me tell you, when guys stopped by the Wasteland table and found out the book was written in First Person Male Point of View then looked at me and found out I was the author of said book…oh, you can bet I got asked this question:
How’d YOU write a book from the male point of view?
I’ve written an article on writing the Male POV over at the Writer’s Digest blog (http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/writing-the-male-point-of-view), and I plan to follow that up with more parts, because summing up how to write male POV in one little blog post…Well, men might not be “chatty Kathy types” but they’re more complex than just one blog post. . .
But hey, on a funny note, check out this short clip from As Good As It Gets that addresses the POV topic: http://youtu.be/rNKIjLLZMWs?t=1m8s
Anyway, back on track…
I have to tell you about a little encounter that can help describe how I write male point of view. At that same Festival of Books I mentioned earlier, an older gentleman, and said, “In one sentence summarize to me how you write the male point of view.”
After I swallowed through the panic swelling my throat (I’d never been asked that before) I said,
“Men are visual, they’re thinkers, but not overly chatty about things.”
The gentleman simply smiled and said, “Nicely done.”
That just made me smile. Short and sweet and to the point—just like the male point of view. That’s the frame of mind I stayed in while penning David’s character in Wasteland and Russell’s character in Awaited.
Don’t get me wrong, I tried to work my “female” way of thinking into my writing once in a while. So thank GOODNESS for editors. They are worth their weight in gold!
Release Date May 2012
Book Blurb for Awaited:
Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.
He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.
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Book Blurb for Wasteland:
Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master’s order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his demonic enslavement.
The only obstacle—Jessica’s distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what’s left of his human soul.
What Reviewers Are Saying About Awaited:
A pulse-pounding adrenaline surge brimming with poetic pyrotechnics, Rush’s story caresses your heart. Wasteland is a game-changer in the ho-hum angel/demon world. Beautifully written prose, strong characters and a compelling plot will keep readers hooked until the last page. ~~Romantic Times
Prelude to Darkness
Wasteland, # .5
Release Date May 2012
Book blurb for Prelude to Darkness
For a slave, hope is a dangerous thing…
Margaret Rousseau dreams of freedom from a life of servitude. When a mysterious woman saunters into the servants’ tavern promising the impossible, Margaret dares to hope she could win the heart of the one man she has secretly coveted since she first wore a corset...
But her choice may bring forth a darkness that could destroy all she holds dear.
About the AuthorDriven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake.
Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 15 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs.
Connected with Lynn online
Catch the Rush: www.LynnRush.com
~~~See you in the paranormal~~~