I'm still just getting to know all these different sub-forums, so forgive me if this isn't the right place to post a thread like this. Anyways, I just wanted to ask: when you are writing, do your characters swear/use "curse words"? How often is it appropriate to have a character swear, or is that completely up to the writer or based on the character? I'm asking just because in my own dialogue in reality, I swear quite a lot, and to me it just feels natural that (some) characters that I'm writing would as well. Of course, it's not every other word, it's not a orgy of profanity, and certain characters do not swear at all, but I don't feel inclined to shy away from using course language and I'm wondering if, in general, people are comfortable with and/or accepting of it when reading it. I tend to have characters swear a lot more than I've ever read in books, so I'm wondering if I'm going a little crazy with it.