Monday's Media Bits
By Tammy Schubert
Men, men, men. Love them. I am especially drawn to alpha males who are heroes in service professions like the military, law enforcement, fire fighter, etc. I can't resist sharing what I found doing a google search: www.strangecosmos.com/content/item/100075.html
Did you know that there are several different alpha types? The two I think of the most are the warrior and commander from the Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines, Sixteen Master Archetypes. Of course, the professor could be an alpha, too. Then I found another resource. If you work with an alpha male or create these types of characters, there is a business book that provides more insight. The book is called Alpha Male Syndrome by Kate Ludeman and Eddie Erlandson. It is a great companion book to the one I mentioned earlier. The authors break alpha males into the following categories: commander, visionary, strategist, and executor. The book describes alpha male teams as well as the care and feeding of alpha males. I have gained terrific insight to the inner workings of alphas, their strengths, weaknesses, risks to organizations, which all can be used for your characters.
Some of the greatest alpha male characters are written by Suzanne Brockman. I love her Troubleshooter series. I can't figure out which man is my favorite. They are all very dreamy. Check out her books:
What kind of hunky heroes are you drawn to?
What are your thoughts on alpha males? What about betas?
Who else writes great alpha males?
By the way, don't forget to vote for a hunky male. See the poll to the right. You might have to scroll down a bit.