THINK I’M READY TO TELL IT LIKE A MAN?
Okay, I’ve taken that next step: I’ve started my third novel. And this one has a male protagonist.
What do you think about that?
I’m particularly interested in learning your thoughts/feelings about reading a book from a man’s perspective because, unlike my earlier books, I’m thinking about turning this story into a series.
It’s not going to be completely different from my earlier efforts. Like the other two, this third book is going to have lots of humor and plenty of suspense. But unlike its predecessors it’s going to very definitely be a mystery.
My hero—let’s call him Reuben—is a young man in his early 20s who, much to his widowed mother’s chagrin, has moved from his Midwestern hometown to L.A. in order to follow in his uncle’s footsteps and become a screenwriter.
Mom wants to be able to brag to her mahjong group about her son the doctor or lawyer. So she’s not willing to support, financially or otherwise, any other vocational pursuits by her only child.
To make things even more complicated, Reuben’s desire may be strong but his talent is weak. He isn’t starting out as the world’s best screenwriter.
In fact, in the immortal words of Otto, the uncle he hopes to emulate, Reuben’s dialogue sucks. People just don’t talk the way his characters speak. Ever.
When Reuben takes steps to get a better feel for the dynamics of lifelike conversations, he stumbles into danger.
And the mystery begins.
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK? ARE YOU WILLING TO EMBRACE A MALE PROTAGONIST . . . AND NOT JUST FOR ONE BOOK, BUT A WHOLE SERIES? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.
Jaycie Cash blogs on a regular basis for Writerspace.com. Her debut novel, MRS.GOODFELLER, is available through most major e-Book outlets, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’d love for you to like her Facebook Author page.