Friday, October 16, 2009

He says/She says

First, let me apologize for the lateness of this post. As my family will tell you, I'm not perfect. And, since I'm to post on Mondays and this week seems to be full of Mondays, I'm sure it's still OK.

Most of what I write is done in first person. Since I'm not a man, my first person is definitely written as a woman.

Like Heather wrote earlier in the week, I may not be the most girly of all women, but I am a girl. Of course, unlike Heather, though, I do own skirts and dresses. But I also own combat books. (Hey, this brand of boots is very comfortable!)

When I really need to write from a male perspective — usually because a male character is speaking to my protagonist — I ask my husband how he would say... whatever.

It works for me. At least, I hope so!


1 comment:

Nerine Dorman said...

Funny thing is sometimes a male characters comes to me fully formed with a particular voice. I guess having plenty of male friends does help in that department.