Men and Panties We Love
Here at The Naked Page, we are all about getting back to basics. We treasure the simple things--a blank page, a great pair of panties, a sexy guy. These are the subjects that inspire passion in the people on this blog, far as I can tell (well not the blank pages, but I had to throw that in as a nod to the whole writing thing we claim to occasionally do around here). Mention men or panties, and everyone has an opinion. Or at least 4 of us do.
So, consider this a creative writing exercise. What makes a guy sexy? Who embodies sex appeal? Or alternately, what makes a pair of panties perfect?
Okay, okay, we've probably already beaten the panty subject into the ground and then kicked it a few times for good measure, but after the whole boycut panties discussion, I'm truly, truly obsessed with find The Perfect Panties. It's a quest of sorts, and I am open to suggestions.
But the guy question, that's something to consider for your writing as well. There are the typical attributes, the ones nearly every romance novel hero possesses. But what characteristics will make a hero nuanced? What makes him someone unforgettable?
A reader wrote to me recently and begged me to write a really funny hero, and I thought, hey, why didn't I think of that myself? Well, actually I was right in the middle of writing a book with a sort-of funny male protagonist, and I am realizing more and more that the reason I don't set out to write "funny" characters is because it's hard as a muthafucka to do. But that's part of my answer to the questions above: a guy who can make me laugh oozes sex appeal. There's probably other stuff too.