15.17: Asexual Representation
Your Hosts: Dan, Tempest, Mary Robinette, and Howard
Generally speaking, asexuality is a sexual orientation or identity typified by the absence of a desire to have sex. It’s *way* more complicated than that, however, and in this episode Tempest helps us unpack it so that asexual characters can be written more effectively.
Liner Notes: Want to dig deeper? Over at Writing The Other there’s a master class on writing asexual characters taught by Lauren Jankowski.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Bert Grimm, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Take two characters from your current WIP. Write a meet-cute, and have both characters be asexual, yet romantic.
Thing of the week: Let’s Talk About Love, by Claire Kann, and narrated by Adenrele Ojo.
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