“Please let me see in them ?”
Writers, when penning scenes in which two or more characters are of the same gender, often encounter the problem of how to distinguish one person from the other. If everyone is a “she” or a “he,” how is the audience to know which character is doing or saying what and when?
As I’ve often noticed in slash fanfic, writers have the tendency to twist their prose into knots, trying to accomplish this in a “creative” fashion. If I had a nickel for every time Tony Stark was referred to as “the billionaire,” or “the resident genius” in fanfic, I’d be sipping Mai Tais off the coast of Florida instead of running this blog. “But Dr. E,” you might say, “if I don’t use descriptors, how will my readers ever understand who’s doing what in my story?”
Well, here are a few tips that may help you:
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but imagine Kurt and Blaine getting back together and going together to NYADA.
And the 2nd year’s students are jealous because Kurt’s boyfriend is the newbie everyone talks about because he killed it at the audition.
While the 1st year’s are jealous because Blaine’s boyfriend is the one who got to perform at the Winter Showcase without even being a NYADA student (yet) and who beat Rachel Berry at Midnight Madness.