Tag Archives: sexuality

Writing BDSM (For People Who Aren’t in the Community)

If you aren’t into BDSM, chances are your best understanding of it comes from 50 Shades of Grey. The only thing 50 Shades exemplifies is how NOT to write BDSM. So strap in (pun intended) because I’m going to lay out how to … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation and Why it Matters

I went missing again. I’m sorry. The past two months, I’ve been dealing with a lot of medical issues, and I’m still dealing with them. (I’m really just fraught with illness 90% of the time.) But since I’m feeling better, … Continue reading

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Gender Identity and Why it Matters

There’s been some controversy about gender identity lately. Laverne Cox, well-known for her role as Sophia Burset in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, is a transgender woman–meaning she was born biologically male, but identifies as a woman. She plays … Continue reading

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How to Make a Character (If Conventional Methods Aren’t Working For You)

Everyone’s got a different method for creating characters, and ultimately, you have to find what works best for you. But if charts and graphs aren’t your thing, here’s my unconventional method of making characters. 1. Let the environment shape the … Continue reading

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