by Kathryn Jane
I am a woman, and therefore, as enlightened as I like to think I am, I still have a female point of view…which can sometimes be annoyingly skewed.
As a writer, I am often writing in a male point of view and like to think I do a damned good job of it because throughout my life I have worked side by side with many men, and have a decent understanding of how the male mind operates. Or so I thought.
But here’s the thing.
Readers constantly say they love how real, how authentic my male characters are. But are they? Or do I follow the myth of what women generally believe? Perhaps the men I create are the kind we would like to have in our lives.
The question then becomes, does it matter? Fiction is fiction after all, and creating characters a reader…
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