Marshall Memo, 8/8/11
I’ve been reading lots of wonderful romances and a few ideas have come to me. Since I need another blog topic, I jotted down some simple recommendations for those hero types out there. So if you want to win the girl’s heart, here are a few tips:
- Notice what the heroine likes and doesn’t like, then surprise her by remembering.
- If gruff and uncommunicative, have a damn good reason!
- Do not, I repeat, do not stalk the heroine, or see her for the first time and declare she’s the one for you. It freaks out the heroine and the reader.
- Acting like an arrogant ass is NOT sexy – even if you’re gorgeous and rich and
- Remind yourself of this each day – You are NOT God’s gift to women.
6. Humility IS sexy.
This is a short list, so I need you blog readers to add a few more. Tell me your tips for heroes!
And while we’re on the subject, what is hero material?
The reply to that question is probably as varied as the people being asked. When I began writing ONE FOR THE ROAD, I had a guy in mind. A big guy. You know what I mean, the kind of man who enters a room and takes up a whole lot of space because he’s so dang tall! Well, the hero in my book, Tyler White, is such a guy. Big! He’s also trustworthy, dependable, honest, even if he is a little rough around the edges. And oh, did I mention he’s sexy, too?
Tyler White has thrown together another country band. Humbled by his downhill spiral since his one-hit wonder ten years before, he’s armed with several new tunes and vows to do whatever it takes to get back into the limelight. Tyler hopes this road tour will reignite his non-existent career. But in order to pay the band, he needs cheap transportation.
After you’ve helped me lengthen that list of cautions for heroes, maybe toss in a character trait you like to see in a real hero, too.
By LYNNE MARSHALL