Tuesday, September 14, 2021


 Post by Doris McCraw

writing as Angela Raines

Phantly Roy Bean Jr.

I have been researching what men think they want in a woman. You may ask why? Simple matter is, I want to make sure my characters are not one-dimensional. Secondly, I also want to add characters that are not carbon copies of the characters from my previous stories.

Yes, men and women are basic characters, but it's the nuances that make them fun for me. We all love the hero who saves the damsel in distress. Of course, my damsels would just as soon save themselves as be saved. See what I mean?

We've all heard about Judge Roy Bean's infatuation with The Jersey Lily. What was the allure, the draw, the connection. These thoughts run through my head as I head down the rabbit hole of research.

Lillie Langtry - Wilipedia

So what's a person to do? Hit the internet and as a friend says use 'the google'. I crack up everytime she says it. Anyway, there are all kind of people who are willing to share their opinions. While I don't subscribe to all they say, they do give a writer some ideas for people and situations. 

Below are a few you may find interesting:

Newsletter for finding the right man

Video on 'healthy' relationships

What men want - 'Get the Guy'

8 Feminine Qualities by Matt Boggs

There are tons of other sites out there, but these are what struck me as I started this research. Perhaps you think I'm a bit silly, but I find that no matter how far out there, they do give me fodder for stories and situations. Hope you find something you can use. 

Perhaps I'll find some additional 'research' you may enjoy. If so, I'll share. (Smile)

Doris Gardner-McCraw -
Author, Speaker, Historian-specializing in
Colorado and Women's History
Angela Raines - author: Telling Stories Where Love & History Meet


Lucy K. said...

Looks like some good resources to check out. Thanks, Doris! I bookmarked this for future reference while writing my western trilogy.

Renaissance Women said...

Best of luck on the trilogy. It is a fun rabbit hole to go down. Doris