Things To Consider If You’re Writing Gay Characters In Fiction | Writer’s Relief

by | Jun 1, 2017 | Inspiration And Encouragement For Writers | 1 comment

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Just in time to celebrate Pride Month, Writer’s Relief brings you Megan Rose Gedris’s blog post about her personal thoughts on how to write believable, sympathetic, interesting gay characters:

I hear a lot from other writers about how they would love to include gay characters in their stories, but they’re too afraid of screwing them up, so they don’t try. And that’s no good. I don’t like seeing people discouraged from including entire groups of people in their stories. So let’s fix things, eh?

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  1. Cass

    They’re still people- gay people are people who like people of the same gender. While there are stereotypes, they can be written the same as any old character. Don’t stress is- most writers don’t emphasize how straight their character is, so why make it so blatantly obvious that your character is gay?

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