The Permafrost Dilemma

I should really be studying for my finals right now. I really should, but I just can’t get Permafrost off my mind tonight. I’ve been toying with the idea a lot. I have when Mara and Rob meet planted in my mind, and I have a few sayings plowing their way through my brain. Most of them are about how I am going to explain what happened in 2012 that leads to the collapse in 2016. Now, seeing we are in 2012 that’s a bit of a dilemma anyways. It has to be something very obscure, which in my mind it is. It’s a matter of what is right to say though, or should I say what is right to write. The major thought rummaging through my brain and making it literally impossible to study Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology, and finally Medical Coding Ethics, is:

The phrase too big to fail has been bantered around a lot lately, but what about when the government is too big to fail? Who bails us out then? That’s the premise for the 2016 collapse, of course the 4 years it takes for the collapse is a slow process, but it’s a means to an end.

Now, here’s the real dilemma for me: I haven’t decided from whose prospective this is going to be written. This is Mara and Rob’s story, so it will be written from one of their POV, but the question is whose? I’ve never written from a male’s perspective because, well, I am not a guy, so my understanding of how men think is limited. I like the idea of writing this from Rob’s POV because I will be able to expand on Hunter, and how Hunter acted. This will explain the guilt factor that was always spoken of in InBS that Hunter would never reveal to Kate. Rob, in my mind, is much more engrossed in the government, or should I say none government issue than Mara. Mara is essentially along for the ride. She is strong, don’t get me wrong. You won’t see a weak woman character as a main person in any of my novels. So, authors how do you accomplish writing a novel from a different sex’s POV?

Readers, what do you think…would you like Permafrost written from Rob or Mara’s POV?


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2 thoughts on “The Permafrost Dilemma

  1. Good luck! I can see how it would be challenging to write from Rob’s perspective; however, I tend to think men and women are very similar in their motivations and thoughts, even if we’re socialized to be different. When I’ve written dialogue from a male point of view, I always have my husband read it. Only once did he say, “there’s no way that would happen,” but I think it had more to do with an unbelievable scene rather than the gender of the characters.

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