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About QUILTBAG+ characters, biological and nonbiological family.

(No current events in the thread! This is purely about writing and worldbuilding.)
There will be some discussion of anti-QUILTBAG discrimination, indended and unintended.

And hopefully how to avoid unintended consequences of worldbuilding. :)
If you are new to these threads: hi, I'm a writer and I currently edit the #Transcendent series (Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction). #Transcendent3 just came out.

I have a lot of threads about trans worldbuilding, but this thread will be a bit more general.
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Introducing trans and/or intersex characters - some common and less common pitfalls!
(A note that here I also include all sorts of nonbinary, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming and other kinds of non-cis / gender-atypical characters too, even if they are not explicitly labeled trans; but that wouldn't fit into the word limit. Sorry about that!)
A few words about me before I get to the pitfalls:

I both edit and review a lot of trans-related fiction. I edited Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2016 (#Lammys winner) and the upcoming Transcendent 3 too. :)

So patterns stand out after a while!
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🖋️ Worldbuilding thread! 🖋️

How (not) to include trans people as background characters - some common mistakes.
Just a note: this thread is not subtweeting the stories I am currently reading for #Transcendent3: Year's Best Transgender SFF

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It was inspired by several books I recently read - what I'll say will be more relevant to long-form.
(Please don't try to guess the books from my Goodreads feed, I usually don't add the books I DNF within the first few chapters. ;) )

These are common issues that appear in many, many books - and increasingly so, as writers try to be more trans-inclusive (which is good)
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