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    Final Lesson - Wrap things up!

    Wrapping things up!

    Okay class, we’ve covered the basics from writing from the Male POV as well as creating the perfect Hero, be he a lost soul or fit into any of our other archetypes. We’ve...
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    Final week and summary

    Hello Readers,

    Hopefully you've benefited somehow from this workshop in your ability to create better male characters and write from THEIR voice.

    http://whitewolfwriting.blogspot.com the...
  3. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to discover...

    I can't tell you how thrilled I am to discover that ;)
  4. quick update and an impromptu lesson!

    Haha, this is a lesson that stresses the importance of planning *g*

    http://whitewolfwriting.blogspot.com has the details as to where I've been the last few days.

    Or it will once I finish...
  5. Lesson 7: Model your Hero after man from the movies you like!

    So you’ve read most of this workshop and done the homework only to come to this post. This, easy, simple way to create characters flawlessly in your sleep so that you can just write your story with...
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    hehe nope sweetie. I'm strong all month long! ...

    hehe nope sweetie. I'm strong all month long! working on lesson 7 for you guys right now :)
  7. Lesson 6: Everything centers on your character’s Feelings and Reactions!

    Notice I’ve been careful to use the word reaction and response in proper context! The difference according to Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and undisputedly the Worlds’ Greatest Salesman is that...
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    First, welcome Jude. I was wondering if you'd...

    First, welcome Jude. I was wondering if you'd show up :) Glad to have you here. Second, hopefully I can teach you something about writing from male POV that'll help you. Next, oh I've got plenty...
  9. Lesson Five - Author Bias and more Emotion!

    Author Bias!

    Before I get too much further into Male emotions I’d like to take a moment to go over a very important facet of our writing. Bias.

    We’ve seen it in the news with certain...
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    Mark, Glad I could be of some help. If you...

    Mark,

    Glad I could be of some help. If you recall, from Kayelle's workshop in June, extending our audience is key :)

    S
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    Lesson Four: Feel the story!

    So far we’ve talked about emotional patterns and thought patterns of Heroes and men in general. Hopefully you’ve begun to understand just how the male mind works in order to create better heroes.
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    Good point Mark. Steamy sex doesn't make the...

    Good point Mark. Steamy sex doesn't make the book a romance, it's the focus. Where is the focus of your novel? Is it on the two characters acheiving a goal through their relationship? ive as...
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    Ford's roles in Star Wars movies have been...

    Ford's roles in Star Wars movies have been excellent representations of the archetypes we've discussed in the following lessons. His ability to transform over the years is amazing, making him a...
  14. Character Creation sheet and more Emotion!

    This is the basic form I use to create my characters.

    Character Description:
    Designation:
    Archetype:
    Motive (Emotional need):
    Goal (Physical need):
    External Conflict (physical):...
  15. Your plot with the Heroine’s journey already...

    Your plot with the Heroine’s journey already worked in should help him. He must react (not respond) to her situation. Your typical plot:

    Boy Meets Girl (Hey, you’re hot!)
    Boy and Girl are...
  16. Lesson 3 part 1, Emotion and a journey

    What creates the emotions felt by your Male? Obviously if there’s nothing wrong with his life or he’s never been wronged, then he’s probably happy and that hero SUCKS! That’s not to say a happy male...
  17. Good work you guys :) So far we haven't touched...

    Good work you guys :) So far we haven't touched on too many differences between males and female characters but the next lesson on Emotion is where we'll start to differentiate what makes a man a...
  18. Lesson THree: Emotion, Emotion and the Internal/External Conflict!

    Cming in just a few minutes. To see why I'm stalling: http://whitewolfwriting.blogspot.com has the details!

    But this lesson we'll cover today and for the next day or two will cover why the...
  19. Haha, you're right. Erol Flynn was great, wasn't...

    Haha, you're right. Erol Flynn was great, wasn't he?

    It's good to look inside our hero's skin, but that's actually the next lesson lol! When we think about goals and motives, we start to narrow...
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    Hehe, fair enough. Sowhere does he fit into...

    Hehe, fair enough. Sowhere does he fit into lesson two?

    Mmmm..furrires....*gushes*
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    First, welcome Christyne, glad to have you here...

    First, welcome Christyne, glad to have you here :) I hope to teach you something lol!

    Second, Karenne, interrupt my class eh? I've got a purple and black short tailed flogger...*snicker*
    ...
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    \ Ashlyn, Nice to see you too :) Sure, "dick...

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    Ashlyn,

    Nice to see you too :) Sure, "dick lit" works as a term lol! Some folks have a hard time with cross gender writing while others master it well for various reasons. I've posted two...
  23. He can be any one of the archetypes or a...

    He can be any one of the archetypes or a combination. The key question is what is his primary motive and goal in the story? Let’s cover a few definitions here:

    Goal: What the hero thinks he...
  24. Lesson Two: The Jaded Male and Archetypes!

    Good afternooon class,

    As I may have mentioned yesterday in an earlier lesson, in romance writing we tend to be attracted to the jaded males. Why? I think it's inherit in nature to want to...
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    A few other things we need to bear in mind when...

    A few other things we need to bear in mind when creating our male heroes and the male mindset are what are his habits? What does he eat, drink and like to do for fun? Can he be found in a bar...
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