Saturday, October 16, 2010

What Men Can Learn From Romantic Fiction (link post)

I don't talk about my book much here, because my book isn't urban fantasy. But my book was just released about a week and a half ago, and I'm doing a month long blog tour and having lots of people at my blog guest posting.

Which is not an excuse, but it does explain why I keep forgetting to post my post here. The good news is, in a fortnight, it'll all be over, and I'll have to find another reason; no, I will do better, or I'll be replaced as a guest blogger.

Anyway, this week I thought I'd bring you something different, from a different blogger. I'm going to link to it in a bit, but first I thought I'd tell you about my friend David. David is the best writer I've ever known. His short stories are fantastic, but sadly he has no interest in writing novels.

He's also the first person to read everything I write, and he is (hopefully) going to guest post on my blog this month.

This was a post he wrote about ten years ago, but it hasn't dated, and if you write or read paranormal romance you'll probably get a kick out of this. I did...

What men can learn from Romantic Fiction...

At the end of his post, he asks for comments, but the post has been moved from its original home, and as far as I can tell, the new location doesn't accept comments. Feel free to post them here.


Donna Fasano said...

Loved the post! What Mr. Meadows failed to realize is that the Beauty subdues The Beast. Always. THAT is the fantasy. And in the end, the beast always professes his undying love and devotion. I guess, in his professed swift reading style, Mr. Meadows must have skimmed over that part.

Donna Fasano, author of The Merry-Go-Round
(available at Amazon in paperback and e-book, and also at Smashwords)

Scathach Publishing said...

LOL, so why not skip the troubles and go straight to the undying love (by finding a nice guy).

I guess with paranormal romance the Beauty subduing the Beast is taken to a whole new level.

Reena Jacobs said...

I think it's not that the guy is a bastard. I think it's more of his confidence which attract women. As a woman, I love confident men. It makes me all sorts of giddy being around them. Yes, he might seem arrogant, but I think it just seems that way because he's going after what he wants. Bravery! And it takes a strong heroine to handle him.

On the other hand, I use the necks of whims as stepping stools. It's difficult to do otherwise. There's no respect there. The other thing is the idea that "nice guys" finished last. NOT TRUE. Passive-aggressive guys finish last, because they pretty much suck. They think they're being nice because they pretend like they're going along with things, then covertly sabotage it all. No one likes a saboteur.

Also, being confident doesn't mean you can't be nice also. The hero typically wins the gal in the end because even though he starts as an ass, he learns balance. He picks and chooses which battles to fight, while treating his chosen like gold.

Scathach Publishing said...

It's interesting to see the different opinions here. But I think you can be confident and nice without starting off as an ass, though.

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