The other day I was sunning myself on the back porch as my children played in the sandbox.
My three boys, to be exact. I like to listen to them and hear what they say to eachother. That day, however, I noticed a strange thing. Almost alien.
Although they were definitely playing together, building some sort of fort with toys, all their communication was nonverbal.
Translation: Grunt, Giggle, Scream, Giggle
This made me think of my heroes and how I write them. Do they sound girly? Are they talking too much? Asking too many questions? The best advice I ever read was that men don't ask, they state.
How do you masculinize your heroes without turning them into a stereotype? What author, in your opinion, writes great men?