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Good morning readers and thanks for listening to me ramble today. So, what am I talking about today? MEN! That’s right, men.
Now, I’m not trying to give any lessons here about how they smell, what they’re made of, or anything like that. What I’m speaking of is how they inspire us as writers, artists, or even you, as a reader. How you ask?
Think about a man you really like, celebrity or not. Okay, besides your husband, Jesus, work with me here.
Does this man make you all gushy inside? Think naughty things? Are you dreaming about the man bending you over the washer in the laundry room while you wait for the clothes to dry? Or perhaps you’d like to be on a secluded island with him? Maybe. Then you’ve been MENSPIRED.
No, it’s not a real word, but it means that gorgeous hottie is someone you think about during a day dream, a relaxing bath, or a nap after you’ve sent the kiddies to school. He inspires your thoughts, invades your subconscious.
As creators, a lot of us have a man in mind when we write. The characters are fictional, but we build a guy in our brain and form a personality around him. I can’t speak for anyone else, but for all 4 of my muses, we scout the net looking for a specific man to play the “role.” It’s usually something specific like his eyes, his build, or if he has something distinctive that says he should play this part.
Who have been some of our menspirations? We aren’t that cliché’, picking the ones everyone wants like George Clooney or Brad Pitt. Our “actors” have been men who are models or even musicians. Some have been actual actors, but they’re ones not everyone knows.
For Under the Gun, my menspirations were model Tyson Beckford and David Taylor, a former porn star. I picked them because they looked good together and when I search for muses, that goes into my decision too. For Wounded Hearts I picked Colton Ford as Cyrus Abrams and for the N’awlins Exotica series, Shemar Moore for Frankie and Umid for Kajika. And for the next book, The Odd COuple, it’s Chris Helmsworth and Jason Momoa!
Of course there are many more, but these are only a few of examples. When we look for the menspiration, the appearance usually writes itself in the story and as we go along, we stop a moment to pick the person we’re thinking to visualize the action going on. Men-inspired. Inspired by a certain man, to do what we want.
Surely when you’ve had that naughty dream of Brad Pitt from Lonesome Dove , it was a thrill that made you laugh or got a little moist down below. It titillated you as a woman or man, and made you want to react. A quick round with the vibrator perhaps? Hope you got batteries. In an authors’ life it’s the same. We’ve been menspired to pen a few thousand words around a particular man and erm, we might be having a little fun afterwards too.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this fun and sexy post, and in the meantime, keep living and dreaming.