I'm new here! I'm in the middle of planning a novel, and I have realised that I have a lot more females than males. Actually,I just generally have too many characters. It is a fantasy, in a world where females are dominant. I am female myself, but I have no problems writing males. So what I want to ask is: What is the best way to figure out which characters are needed and which aren't? What is a good balance between male and female? Would it be okay to make a female character male? They would be pretty much the same, just a different gender.