Do these people make you happy: [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/Inara47/wookie.jpg] [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/Inara47/twilek.jpg] [image=http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/Inara47/movie_bg.jpg] If your answer is yes, then this is the place for you! This thread is for anyone who wants to discuss writing non-human species. With the blessing of a mod, I'm starting this because I noticed that most discussion threads are about humans even though the Star Wars universe is rich in alien characters. Unforunately, most people have difficulty writing aliens accurately because we're human, and it's hard to see things beyond our own perspective. As a result, we tend to imbue aliens with human qualities. So how do we see things from the other side? How can we write non-humans so that they retain their alienness yet still remain accessible to readers emotionally? Some problems that writers face are writing plausible alien ceremonies and customs (an example is describing a Hutt style wedding), keeping an alien OC alien, depicting non-human behavior, etc. I know I'm not the only one intrigued by the complexities and challenges of writing aliens, and I hope that this can be a place where we can contribute ideas and tips, as well as share problems that we face. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ I guess we need a topic to start off, so... What are your favorite aliens/species to write about? Any takers?