NOTE: We planned to post Chapter 4 of the Avaloner novel, ALONG FOR THE RIDE, today, but you know what they say about plans - even the best laid ones go awry. In other words, we've run into a small glitch, so be patient, stay tuned; Chapter 4 should be here next Monday (barring another glitch). In the meantime, here are some thoughts from Carolyn Brown that are sure to make you smile.
by Carolyn Brown
When we are writing about the male character we expect different things from say, a twenty two year old hero than we do a fifty year old character. This, along with the fact that my granddaughter is approaching 22, got me to thinking about what we expect in real life from our real life heroes.
For sure, we expect different things from the opposite gender at different times in our lives. For instance what my list of definite qualities I would or would not accept in a fellow was somewhat different when I was 22 than it is right now or will be when I am 72. The expectations for a perfect man changes just about every ten years, and down through the years this is what the ladies in my family have come up with.
Past, present, future.
Naiveté, fact, reality.
When you are writing about men of different ages, do you remember that they are far different critters at 32 than they are at 72?