Okay, where was I? All that testosterone has me wandering from my subject -- a question that arises now and again on Internet writers' forums -- how does a writer write from the point of view of the opposite sex and do it well and believably?
Since I struggle with this now and then, I pay attention to the suggestions that I see offered.
Below are some that I think actually work fairly well. I'd love to hear opinions -- especially from those of the male persuasion.
DISCLAIMER: I know that these are generalizations. And I know that all generalizations are false -- including this one.
Have the character focus on one thing at a time -- men don't generally multi-task or multi-think in the way that women do.
I only half agree with this one -- most good fictional males have baggage; they just don't talk about it till it's wrung out of them under extreme stress. The 'strong, silent ' types, in other words.
Don't apologize, fret, or worry; just do.
Being Rambo means never having to say you're sorry.