Hi guys. I am working on my first drama short story. I did some horror and sci-fi pieces, but i dont know, its getting old really fast. So i decided to focuse on a real-life issue. Transexuals and the mental and physical process they must go thru to transition one gender to another. Now i have been watching alot of the L word, and yes i have been inspired by max, but i want to totally avoid having the same type of character. So here are my main basic ideas. My main character is woman who decided since the age of 17 she wanted to be a man. Altough ignorant about the possible ways or procedures for doing this, she feels in her heart this is something she must do to feel complete. Born and raised in Montpelier, Vermont. Her dad is a professional sport fisherman. He travals north america for various fishing tournaments. (Your opinions are welcomed please) Now im struggling with 2 ideas. Should i go the usual my dad is never around so i dont have a good relationship route, or go for more of an strong and close bond even tought i rarely see you route. Here mom died while delivering her sibling (i still dont know if its a brother or sister) when she was five years old. She never dated a guy. Well she never dated anyone in fact. Not that the ocasion never showed up (from both sides), she never was comfortable showing off her body that she tought never really belonged to her. She is a dreamer, someone who always thinks big, maybe too big. And also is a nature lover. Now the way im starting my story is that she moved to Montreal Quebec Canada two years ago. Working as a bell hop at a fancy hotel downtown. She is saving up to go to thailand to get her operation. Going to thailand will save her half the cost (20 000 instead of 40 000). Also for the brother or sister issue. Now somewhere in my story, her sibling shows up at her doorstep for a surprised hello. But im not sure about doing a sister or bother. What in your opinion would make a better storyline. And how should they react to the transition. And what should be there character traits? Anyways thnk you for reading this and please give your feedback.