In my stories my characters often swear. Personally I don't like swearing and usually manage to avoid it in my real life. But if I try to do the writery thing and let my characters be themselves, they often swear. And not just minor swear words, but the F word and others. I'm not sure what my question is, but could anyone comment on this? I don't think I can avoid it, unless I limit myself to a very narrow range of characters and stories. At this stage of my writing development (if that's not too pretentious a thing to say), I feel that I want to try everything, rather than restrict myself.