Of course these days only women and transmen give birth (although medical science may change that someday!). However, anyone can always witness it, not only the actual event but also everything leading up to it. And don't forget about how it can even be a bitter fight as to who gets to be in the delivery room. Mothers in law, I am looking at you.
I love the canine point of view. There is just something about writing about a species that is so incredibly close to us yet their ‘language’, such as it is, is vastly different. Furthermore, dogs experience so much more than we do when it comes to scent that their perceptions have to be rendered in that manner.
Shy, quiet, and introverted, Nell wants to be anywhere but wherever she is. Feeling undue pressure, she cuts herself. Like many tweens, she's mouthy at times, and mumbles at others. Sometimes, she's responsible. But other times, she slacks off. Just like any other kid of her age.
She's a Cabossian, a bipedal species with two genders and two separate types of existence. All that matters on Caboss is if you're sterile or fertile. Untrustworthy solely takes place off Earth, and the characters have no inkling that humans so much as exist.
I really love how quickly and easily I was able to turn Susan into something utterly sinister. Beneath a cheerful, allegedly helpful and caring façade, there is a nasty drive to make every single person conform. Whether they like it or not.
Her accent comes from a few places. I learned about London, Kentucky when I used to have a job auditing law firms across the country. But I never had occasion to go there. But her voice? Her accent? Those come from the late mother of my best friend in high school. She had that fabulous accent and was one of the kindest people I have ever known.
I am working on getting back into a writing group. Before the second quarter 2022 started, it seemed like my group would be disbanding. Which makes me sad. Why, oh why, can't I find a group that I like, which works for me?