An infographic created by my friend to quickly spread the word on the non offensive way to write trans woman.
If you don’t know why the other variations are crossed out please do some research on your own. Various trans women have written numerous posts about why they are harmful to trans women.
New Project: Brainstorming/Critique Groups?
A follower of mine recently asked a question about websites that allow people to brainstorm with each other. I couldn’t think of any and I couldn’t find any either, so I got an idea.
If you would like me to sort you in a group with others, based on your preferences, as a place to brainstorm and share ideas, keep reading.
Here is how it will work:
I will be using a private chat room website called Chatzy. It’s free, easy to use, allows password protected chat rooms, and saves your chats so that you can post a question, even if no one else is on, and check back later to see if you get an answer.
You must be off anon so that I know your URL and so that I can reply privately to you. If your information is too long for one ask, send it in multiple asks. Do not use the submit feature or the fan mail feature. Contact me with the following information:
- Preferred genres to read and write (including fan fiction (include the fandoms (even if you don’t write fan fiction, put in some fandoms so that I can match you with others in that fandom for some common interests)))
- Weaknesses and strengths in writing
- Country and time zone
- Availability (time of day, days of the week, etc.)
- Preferences for group members (age, gender, personality traits, etc. (you should include traits you know you’ll conflict with)
- Any info about you (age, gender, etc.)
This is not a beta-reader program. While you’re free to beta read for others in your group, this is created to share ideas, create ideas, and get feedback on characters, concepts, scenes, plots, and more.
I will not give your URLs to the other people in your group. I will give them a list of the nicknames of other people in your group. Therefore, if you’re not comfortable giving out your real name, use something else as your nickname. For Chatzy, use the nickname you provided in the information you gave me, as that is the nickname your group members will have.
I’m aiming for groups to be between 3 and 6 people. If I don’t get enough people to participate, I’ll scrap the project.
If this is successful and I have enough groups, I’ll create some questions and activities to get you started.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to match everyone to a group. I apologize if I cannot find a group for you.
Look here for writing large casts.
One option to give your characters equal attention is to use multiple POVs. However, what type of equality you use will determine what you do with this. Do you want to give them the same space? The same amount of chapters? Or the same importance in the story?
A character with several POV chapters vs a character with only a few can still be equally important. It depends on what they do in the story and how you write them. If one character has a lot of dramatic or important chapters, but those chapters are few, a character who has lots of less important chapters might still be equivalent. You’ll have to write the whole story and see how it turns out.
You might find that, over time, you give more attention to some characters than others because that is how the story is playing out. If you can’t give all of your characters equal attention, don’t worry about it.
Writing Masterlist: Abuse Victims.
This masterlist will provide resources and miscellaneous links that might help you have a more realistic and educated view on this subject. Please let me know if any of the links are broken.
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Abuse Victims
- Types of Abuse
- Abuse Help Guide
- Understanding Abuse
- Understanding Abuse (covering domestic violence)
- Understanding Emotional Abuse
STATISTICS AND FACTS
- National Child Abuse Statistics
- Dating Violence Statistics
- Domestic Violence / Abuse Stats
- 11 Facts About Child Abuse
- Facts About Violence Against Women
- Facts About Abuse
- Sexual Abuse Statistics
- Why do Abuse Victims Stay?
- Mental Health Disorders Linked To Domestic Violence
- Mental Disorders Often Follow Sexual Abuse
- Long-term effects on child sexual abuse
- Dysfunctional Family Patterns
- Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
- The Trauma Of Child Abuse