A Question of Character – using character questionnaires and quizzes to build characters.

Some people swear by “character sheets”, others hate them, say they don’t want to nail their character down by answering a lot of silly questions about them. But I think there is a way to use those, and other questionnaires creatively to help you build your character. Character sheets are also useful in a practical […]

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Characters in Context

When I’m first coming up with a story idea I often come up with the basic premise and the setting first, then the characters. Some writers have a character first, but I can’t really get my head around that, because I don’t know how a character can exist in an abstract way like that. For […]

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Men are not equals

Sometimes I see people say that they like M/M fiction because they’re tired of the clichés of M/F fiction and the unequal relationship between the hero and heroine. They say they prefer the equality of the relationship between two men. Hang on a second…

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