It’s time to start another novel, and here I am thinking about who my main character will be, their goals, their dreams…and, their sex. I have no idea why I’m drawn to male characters, but when I think of writing from a female point of view, I shrink a little inside myself. Should I seek therapy? I’m sure a shrink would say it’s a manifestation of my own dissatisfaction with myself, my own sex, or some deep harbored issue with my mother, but I’m not so sure.
It could be because most of my fiction writing is centered on high action, thriller type story lines, which seem to gravitate towards a male main character. It could be because I write YA fiction and I have two sons who are about the same age as my main characters. Who knows?
It could be any number of things, but I can’t help but wonder if I’m alone, if there are other writers out there who also are drawn to the opposite sex as a main character? I’m curious, how many other writers write mainly from one perspective, and not from the perspective of their own sex?