I am looking forward to reading your piece. (Oh oopsy, I come to the end of your comment And I see I’ve been slacking on my follows *shame blush* *cough* that’s fixed now)

It’s a challenge to write characters that are not-you. But I don’t think anyone should shy away from this challenge. Like I commented elsewhere, and as a lot of people have been commenting on Sean Howard’s inquiry on the topic, there is no one experience specific to a race, or ethnicity, or gender, or group. That idea suggest different people would all experience something in the same way just because they share a certain trait. This is a pretty weird idea when you start to think about it critically.

Luckily that also means if you put in an honest effort, it is pretty much impossible to get a character ‘wrong’. ‘Wrong’ only happens if you start being lazy about it.

Writer of fiction, blogs and erotica. Frequency in that order. Popularity in reverse.

Writer of fiction, blogs and erotica. Frequency in that order. Popularity in reverse.