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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday Spotlight: Lex Valentine


What do you do when you identify so much with a character that you can’t change point of view? You write the whole thing from inside the hero’s head!
When I first started writing Insolence, the hero liked being in charge of the story. The words just spun themselves out onto the page. However, when the scene clearly could have – should have – shifted to the heroine…the hero wouldn’t step down.

Aric Calderwood is a Dom. And somehow he used that against me to take control of this story. Not once in the story do you hear what’s going on inside Ainsley’s head. The reader is left to discern her emotions from Aric’s reactions to them. Strangely, I think that made this a more powerful story.

As readers, we’re used to authors giving both the hero and the heroine head time. We’ve come to expect that balance of power and rely on it to give us the big picture. As a writer, showing the reader everything from a single point of view – and not a first person view at that – can be a challenge. I had to carefully consider every move and reaction that Ainsley had. On top of that, I had to consider what Aric would notice and what he would just surmise or dismiss. It gave me a unique perspective on the book. Hopefully, it will do the same for readers, putting a different spin on a romance for them.

So for once, you get to see a romance unfold entirely from the perspective of the man involved. He’s got questions and issues to resolve while dealing with a libido that won’t quit where this woman is concerned.


Cinderella said...

Sounds like a spirit emerging from the depths of your brain. I don't do a great deal of BDSM. But anthing from you is worht its weight in gold or silver whichever you prefer. Cyn

booklover0226 said...

I like the idea of seeing everything through the male's eyes and not the woman's or both.

This will be a different POV for me and I look forward in reading it.

Tracey D

lindseye said...

It would make boring reading if books were only written from one POV. That said I prefer third person over first person. Reading only from the male perspective will be a change of pace.

Lex Valentine said...

Thank you, Cyn!

Tracey, I enjoyed writing Insolence from just Aric's POV. So much so that I'm going to have to do it again soon!

Lindseye, like you I prefer 3rd over 1st but a strong 1st person can suck me in. I've been told my 1st person is very strong, but I prefer not to use it in my published works. You may see some freebies on website soon that are 1st.