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whorecrux
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 9:16:41 AM

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Why or why not? I find it way easier for some reason, and I'm a girl.

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SweetPenny
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 9:22:24 AM

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That's interesting. I find it easier to write from the female perspective. I am a woman and I think and feel like a woman.
Dancing_Doll
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 10:23:55 AM

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I haven't attempted writing from a male perspective with erotica yet, although this is in the works in the very near future. I'm not sure how easy or difficult its going to be. So far all my erotica writing has been in a first person female perspective since I find that's what works most naturally for me and provides a level of intimacy (both to myself and the reader).

In non-erotic fiction, the novel that I'm working on is actually from a male perspective (third person point of view though) and I have really enjoyed it and found creating that character and giving him a voice to be very natural.

I definitely think that it's an interesting experience or exercise to try to write from the opposite sex point of view. You'll learn a lot about yourself too in terms of what kinds of emotions, motives and preferences you assign to them, potentially becoming a reflection of how you perceive that gender as a whole.


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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 10:28:09 AM

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I find it much easier to write from a man's point of view. But hey, that's just me. lol





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DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 11:04:58 AM

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lafayettemister wrote:
I find it much easier to write from a man's point of view. But hey, that's just me. lol


LOL...I'll second that...icon_smile

I did actually write a story from a female perspective when a couple of other male authors I know did it back in '09...it was rather tongue in cheek and somewhat "over the top" and for various reasons will never be posted here on Lush...

As far as anything "serious" though...I'd have to stick to the POV of my own sex...


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Guest
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 12:43:35 PM

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I have written from both male POV, female POV, and third person. As a woman, I love getting into the head space of a male character, and I think I have done it adequately, if not well.

For me, it isn't so much the point of view that is difficult, but to work out the other details of the story, and make sure that all things work as they should.

So few words, so much behind them. Writing isn't a formula, and it isn't easy. What works for one person does not work for another, regardless of the voice or point or view.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 1:00:15 PM

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gypsymoth wrote:
but to work out the other details of the story, and make sure that all things work as they should.



You know if your male POV character is having difficulty with things "working as they should"...they make pills for that now...

Just saying...


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DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 1:04:27 PM

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Sorry, double post...how can I get rid of this???


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Jillicious
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 1:09:42 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
Sorry, double post...how can I get rid of this???


Maybe we could make a pill for it.

I'm currently trying to write a story from the male's POV. I'm not sure if I can perv it up enough to pull it off so it may never get published here.

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KillianRussell
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 5:38:09 PM

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Kinda like working out at the gym , gender bending as a writer is great exercise if nothing else
Squirthero
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011 3:47:15 PM

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Agree,

I tend to want the girl the have awesome sex, so I think of what she wants. THen I can write from that perspective. If I were to want it for myself, I'll write it for my needs in mind, Wldnt I. Like above sys. and I guess, if you are not naturally inclined to have a theory of mind for the other, then excersise it....In other words, actually put yourself in the others shoes, and youll probably expand your tallents...

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kitkat103
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 2:02:50 PM

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If its a gay guy then yes.

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Espresso
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:35:26 PM

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I'm writing a story now that is from the males POV. It's pretty much the first time. I began in the female's voice but the story just wasn't working for me. I had great elements but they would not gel in a way that I found exciting. But then I started playing with the characters more and I realized the challenge of doing it from his perspective exciting me and so I think it will turn out well.

I'm trying to not make the fact that it's a guy intimidate me. I'm focusing on who HE is as a person and character and hoping the rest takes care of itself.

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Guest
Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 3:53:06 PM

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It's difficult for me to answer this question in terms of 'easier' versus 'more difficult'. To me it's just as easy to write from a woman's or a man's POV, but the real question that I ask myself is 'how credible is the result?' That's a question that women readers can answer, not one that I can answer myself.
Jezziebelle
Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 3:08:41 PM

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I always find it easiest and best to write from my own perspective. My most popular stories are always the ones that are my deep dark desires worked out on paper, just thinking about what I want and how I want to feel...

HTH :)

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:29:31 AM

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I believe I can write reasonably well from the male perspective, but naturally I lean toward the female perspective.

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