Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer NAME:
Right now there seems to be a blanket application of “Alpha” and other associated Greek-soup characters toward men in writing. However, in historic and, for me, black fiction, class has a distinct impression on how masculinity is defined, expressed and navigated.
Is it important to you to convey the range of masculinity outside of the expected packaging for the genre you’re writing in, or is the packaging more important. Clothing, is one area where this sticks out a lot.