Crafting the Male - Understanding His Mindset to Create Better Characters with Sascha Illyvich

Craft Crafting the Male - Understanding His Mindset to Create Better Characters with Sascha Illyvich

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Characters, GMC, Plotting, Voice, Worldbuilding, Writer's Life
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In this workshop, we’ll break down the eight archetypes a little, give a bit of background on the male mindset and psychology behind it and delved deeper into the wonderful yet confusing male mind.

We’ll explore how his issues affect your plot, why what those issues are is important and how we make him come across. We’ll discuss cross gender writing and author bias, tearing bias down so we can give you new insight into the male mind.

Having done this workshop numerous times in person and on the Internet, I feel it’s become a very well rounded look at the male mind.

“What Men Really Care about” and “The Gay Male Lifestyle” will explore this POV deeper in hopes that I can assist you in writing more convincing gay males. I’ll cover my bias about the stories I’ve read so far later but just know we have more content for you 

Using character creations sheets (don’t groan!) that have all the relevant information you’ll need, you’ll be able to craft male characters that are just as deep as your female characters. Getting inside the heads of your male characters is the most important aspect of “how to write” them.

Cross gender writing can make or break an author’s career if they cannot portray the opposite gender clearly and accurately. With the growing popularity of M/M romances, it’s becoming increasingly important for males to be portrayed in the proper light! We’ll cover all that here and a lot more!
What you’ll learn from this class
  • Male Archetypes and how they affect our characters
  • How (il)logical men think and why they act the way they do
  • How to take any male character from any movie/story and modify him to fit your story
  • How to get your man to express his true “self”
  • What men REALLY care about and how to work with that for your characters*
  • A man’s self view*
  • The GAY MALE Viewpoint*
  • The Male Cycle of Emotions and how it compares to the female cycle of emotions
  • A man’s journey in life
  • What men really think
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