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I studied at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and obtained a BEng in engineering for Computer Engineering. Am working as a software engineer currently at a small company in South Africa that mostly handles transactions between the major banks of South Africa. My current project is translating a piece of software from it's old version to bring it into the world of Windows 7 and managed C#, for one of the larger banks in S.A. My hobbies and interests are reading, writing and motor cars. I also have a wide range of other smaller interests in which I like reading up on and indulging, such as cooking and dancing. The range of Stack Exchange sites are brilliant for me and I will definitely prowl most of them, adding what knowledge I can and gaining much more in the process.

I studied at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and obtained a BEng in engineering for Computer Engineering. Am working as a software engineer currently at a small company in South Africa that mostly handles transactions between the major banks of South Africa. My current project is translating a piece of software from it's old version to bring it into the world of Windows 7 and managed C#, for one of the larger banks in S.A.

My hobbies and interests are reading, writing and motor cars. I also have a wide range of other smaller interests in which I like reading up on and indulging, such as cooking and dancing. The range of Stack Exchange sites are brilliant for me and I will definitely prowl most of them, adding what knowledge I can and gaining much more in the process.


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comment Do Fantasy novels have less readership than a Realistic Fiction novel?
As always, very insightful answer, @Craig. Also I have to agree with you on the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, I've never come across fantasy books that even remotely compare.
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comment What does Character development actually mean?
I'm aware that technically "characterization" is the process of actually describing a character, but regarding OP's question, wouldn't the first scenario you described fall more into the characterization category?
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comment Pitfalls of writing a main character of different gender to the author, specifically first-person perspective?
thanks a lot. Those resources will be very helpful. Thanks to everyone else as well, you all gave some amazing answers, but I'm choosing @lala's as the accepted one because it is the most resource-filled one. I've written many supporting female characters that (I think) work well. I don't have a specific female main character in mind at present, but I've toyed with the idea a few times and always dismissed it as perhaps too risky, but never knew how exactly to educate myself on the matter. All of your answers will be a great help.
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