these are the only treats I have till I make word count.
For Asexual Awareness Week, Elizabeth Barrette, aka ysabetwordsmith, posted a list of types of nonsexual intimacy that I found really interesting both as an asexual and as a writer:
• Write backwards. Start from the feeling you want the audience to have at the end and then ask “How might that happen?” continually, until you have a beginning. • Reveal yourself in your writing, especially the bits you don’t like. • Accept that, as a result, people you don’t know won’t like you. • Try not to give characters jobs that really only appear in plays; the deliberately idiosyncratic (eg “the guy who changes the posters on huge billboards at night”) or the solipsistic (eg “writer”).
Great advice — take what you need from it.