You know, I'm kind of scattered right now. I'm going to blame the fact that I just spent four days on the road with Liz at a writer's conference. I'm still in that hazy post-conference place where I'm full of ideas, trying to sort through all the information I learned, and remember all the people I met and frankly, unpack and do laundry. However, I had a ball--I always do when I travel with Liz and the conference was fun. Some new and interesting developments came out of Spring Fling for me, but until I know more about how it's all going to affect my life as a writer, I'll keep it under my hat. I promise when I know anything, I'll share.
So, I’m not really a writer who finds character inspiration in
actors. I don’t go looking for pictures of actors to play the roles in
my novels. However, I was watching a movie the other night (absorbing
narrative–it’s a good thing!), and in a moment of unusual inspiration for me, one of the actors was my Tony Reynard–the hero of Book 5 of the Women of Willow Bay series. Book 5 is
currently under construction . . . it’s Sarah Everett’s story.
Jeffery Dean Morgan . . .a big gentle bear of a guy . . . I know, another beta hero. So sue me, I just can't write an alpha--I try. I plan alpha heroes, but somehow, they always turn into the sweet, lovable men I'm surrounded by in my own life.
Today's question for you, dear wranglers? Do you write alpha or beta heroes and why? Discuss . . .