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Fanfic Question Meme - Question 6

I'm bored. So, let's do another one of these things...

Question 6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?

I don't think I have a preference. I mean, 98% of what I write is from a male POV, but that's because my fandoms are all of predominately male (and white) shows. Supernatural, Sherlock, Merlin, Harry Potter... they've all got male leads. I think the only long-form fanfic I've written that has female POV in it is the demented'verse, and that's because I KNOW I've written from Ginny's POV in it. I can't even remember if I've written from Hermione's POV... maybe I have? I feel like I have at least once.

That all being said...Technically, I'm a female, so everything I write is from a female POV.

But yeah, I have no preference and I make no distinctions based on gender. My most beloved OCs are male, I suppose - so maybe that shows a bias on my part that's unconscious. But, I had reasoning for those characters being dudes... and I've had a lot of female OCs in the demented'verse too. All the girls in Teddy's year, Zaf, Maria...

In my non-fanfic writing, I mean... you can't really judge off my first novel, because I came up with the concept for that when I was a teenager and was both interested in boys and had a lot of internalized misogyny and had convinced myself that I did not know how to write girls (just as I convinced myself I did not know how to write parents). The most current novel has a much more balanced cast and my main character (whom I love the most) is technically genderfluid, so yeah... I really don't care what pronouns they're using in a scene.

In conclusion, no, I don't care. I only care that characters are interesting. I hate writing boring characters who don't have rich internal lives.

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