How to Write Nonhuman Characters

Yakov Merkin - A Greater Duty

How should writers approach designing nonhuman species? What is the best way to write nonhuman characters so that they will be three-dimensional individuals while still being alien?

Yakov Merkin, author of the new epic sci-fi novel A Greater Duty joined me on Geek Gab: On the Books to share his thoughts on this vital yet woefully under-discussed topic.

Listen in!

Also, check out Yakov's viral post on the subject.

And since this is Space Opera Week, there's no better time to pick up my award-winning, genre-bending Soul Cycle series.
Imagine if Abraham Merritt read Galactic Patrol and said "Pshaw! I can do that!" then while writing his space opera he read Dune and watched some classic anime and decided to throw those in too.
-Author JD Cowan

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