Today, I’d like to discuss some of the problems that challenge me as a writer. Any input or feedback is welcome.
Perspective is key in writing. Creating an understandable view from which to experience the story is an important part of your book. When writing, I find it easy to write from a girl’s perspective. After all, I am a girl. However, my next book happens to be from a guy’s perspective. This is a big change from my last book. Whereas the main character was a girl in a fairtyale(ish) world, this is a teen boy in modern times. It’s kind of hard writing from that perspective.
I made a point of re-reading books I know where guys are the main characters and took some pointers from those. Tui T. Sutherland’s The Menagerie was especially helpful as the genre happens to be a lot alike mine and it gave me the chance to get a feel for my own story’s theme. Still, I’m having to find the balance while writing.
Your thoughts? I’d be grateful if any writers or bystanders would share their opinions.