I’m writing the wolf POV in present tense to give a sense of immediacy, but got called on my lack of pack dynamics in the story (thanks, Beth!), and I realize I’m basing them on nature specials I saw as a kid and on some half-remembered episodes of True Blood. LOL…
With wolves in particular, I know there’s a pack hierarchy, usually with an alpha male, but that female wolves also have high status in the pack.
But I’m also throwing in a bit of human mentality from that side of their brains, even when they’re in winter mode (wolf mode.
So I’m wondering, how do you go about getting into the head of an animal or a pack for your writing? Help me out, some of my shifter-writing friends?