I've been writing a book from male point of view and I'm wondering what everyone thinks. When we read romance, we generally see the woman's point of view with a smattering of male pov thrown in for balance. It used to be completely done from a woman's perspective, but not anymore.
I find that more and more authors are including male pov and it has become quite necessary to the story line--especially in erotic fiction. It's absolutely sexy to read a love scene from a man's point of view.
There are times when I read male point of view and I can still see the hand of a female writing it. It's essential for an author, if she is female of course, to put her mind into a man's and write the way a man would think, see, feel, hear, touch, etc.
For those women authors who feel they need help with their male pov, I suggest you let a man you trust read your words. That's what I did the first couple of times I tried it. I got some really great advice. Men say things a certain way. They feel the sex so differently from women. And it's important to capture that feeling.
As for my work in progress from male pov, well, it's first person too--only the man's perspective. It's coming along nicely and I've been told by a couple of men that I was somehow able to climb into their minds and get to the heart of their thoughts. Nothing better than having a man tell you something like that.
How do all of you feel about writing male pov and for you readers, do you prefer male pov to female?