leading men

July 6, 2009

Paperback Heroes Week

Writing modern romance means writing about modern men, but remembering that women don’t just want Joe Blow, they want a paperback hero. They want Hugh Jackman from Kate & Leopold or John Cusack from Serendipity or even Hugh Grant from Notting Hill. They don’t want the guy who can’t make his life better. They don’t want the guy who pushes paper as a ho-hum accountant unless he is hiding his superhero nature under his bland exterior. Larger than Life Heroes Women want to be the one that Superman needs, that Batman allows himself to love or that Spiderman whisks in […]