This is some of the best teaching around character and relationships that I've come across. Thanks for it.

I wonder if you can say something about process? You've talked about 'designing' characters and relationships and about a checklist in a past post. At what point in the compositional process do you start thinking in that (if I understand correctly, more left-brained) way?

Many thanks!

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Because of your recommendation, I just read Motion of Light on Water by Samuel R. Delaney—full of intense relationships! He is so intimate with his readers; he brought me into all of these very close people in his life. It's non-fiction but the stories have a very fictional feel... I'm sorry I finished the book, I'm sad that it's over. I miss all the characters very much, and his writing. I just ordered three of his SF books from the library.

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