The comments from last week’s post have incited my curiosity. As I mentioned, I am making my first attempt at writing from a guy’s perspective–his first person perspective. (And so far, it looks like my research has given me a good enough foundation that I have somewhere to begin. I’m only 1,668 words into it, though, so I’m not about to get cocky.)
While this isn’t my first male protagonist, I do tend to favor female protagonists/narrators on the whole–especially when writing in first person.
Why? Probably because it’s comfortable. I know what women–or at least, I–think and feel and do. It’s easier to enter that frame of mind, especially if she is the one telling the story.
What about you? What gender are your protagonists generally? Any thoughts on why you might lean that way?