I’m really enjoying the questions you guys have for me. You’re all very insightful people! Today’s question, from Aliana, is all about that exact subject…
Would you consider writing a book strictly from the male character’s perspective?
The male point of view! I sometimes struggle with this, I’ll be honest.
The first book I read from exclusively the male point of view was Mr. O by Lauren Blakely. It was a fabulous book! I loved it, but being in his head the entire time… I’m not sure I could do it.
Most of the time, I like showing both sides. Showing what each character is thinking. For the Big & Beautiful series I stuck to female only because I really wanted you in her head. Writing only in his head is a little scary for me! Not because men are scary, but let’s face it, the men in romance novels are usually the men we want them to be (only being honest here). They’re not always the way they are in real life.
That said, you’re making me think. I have been asked to share the male view for the Big & Beautiful series. It’s something I’m looking at doing for boxed sets (a little extra something to add). But doing a whole book, or whole series, from his point of view… interesting.
I am looking at a spin off series when Big & Beautiful ends. Maybe it’ll be a male point of view series. What do you think? Could I pull it off? Would you want to see that? I’m always looking for a challenge and a way to push myself. Maybe this is the next push!
As always, I’m open to anything. I have a while to get ready for writing that series in the male POV exclusively. Hmm, now you’ve got me thinking!
Thanks so much, Aliana, for your question! If you have a question, send me an email (mary (at) maryethompson (dot) com) with Q&A in the subject, or post it in the comments below, and I’ll answer your question right here on the blog!