Thank you for your interest and I am glad that the story is touching you in some way.
The submissive character I write about in the “For the Love of a Submissive” story/journal is purely fictional and not meant to represent any one person. Indeed, as a fictional character she is in all likelihood a melding of every submissive I have known personally or spoken/corresponded with. She is representative of a type…not an actual person, and definitely not representative of all. There is infinite variation in the personalities, likes, feelings, fears and other emotions of submissive women or those desiring to try it on for size. No one fictional character could possibly embody all the variations. Thank goodness!
What I try to convey at times (when not just purely trying to entertain or titillate) are some of the core feelings and experiences of submissives (and doms) in a D/s relationship at least as I understand them. I know that as a dominant I can not possibly understand or explain the full range of issues, concerns and joys of a submissive but I try very hard to do so. Empathy is the key. Only an empathic dom can sense and understand what a submissive is experiencing and react accordingly to either heighten or subdue the emotions and sensations of the moment. It is what makes a good Dom…well…good. Accordingly, I try to be attuned to the feelings and reactions of submissive women and adapt my behavior. Some might say this is chameleon behavior and perhaps dishonest but in the context of D/s play it is imperative in my opinion. Chameleon behavior is not a strategy for successful interpersonal relationships though. One needs to be genuine in who they are outside of the D/s realm. However, in D/s, just blindly thrashing about with a sub will only result in someone getting hurt; possibly physically and definitely emotionally. A dom must be empathic and adapt quickly to be successful for the benefit of both parties.
The “Master” in my story is at times empathic as I believe he should be and at other times is a complete oaf. I make him a little brutish and insensitive at times to illustrate mildly what can happen (quite severely) when that sort of behavior is employed in a D/s relationship. It makes the story a little more interesting and serves to try to make a point here and there for anyone who actually takes the time to read the story and not just individual posts.
Many submissive women tend to be overtly very strong-willed and intelligent in my experience and I write about that frequently. But they are also very fragile in other ways on the inside. It takes a delicate balance of dominant behavior and empathic warmth to effectively draw out the submissive woman while at the same time making her feel safe and cherished. This is no easy task and one that most competent Doms will admit is never accomplished flawlessly no matter how good you think you are. We step on our dicks as much as not. The good ones try really hard not to…and it takes a lot of work.
Similarly, good Doms are feelers. They sense things more than most and along those lines tend to be more sensitive to criticism and feelings of inadequacy than most men. This is hidden behind the gruff Dom exterior. But that sensitivity, or some might say weakness, is what makes them good at being a Dom. But make no bones about it, they are fragile in their own right. So by my estimation, both doms and subs feel more intensely than your average person. They are emotional beings. They are sensors. That is what makes them click when you put the right two together and is at the heart of the commonality of experience I think you are identifying with in the story. We D/s folk all have much in common on the inside.
So that is a long-winded answer to a short question. The Master in the story is fictional and embodies what I know of D/s and being a Dom. The submissive character is also a work of fiction and represents a cross-section of subs and some of their common experiences as I understand them. But to be fair to myself, that representation of a female sub is written by a male who identifies with being a Dom so cannot possibly be completely accurate.
I hope I do a credible job of capturing some of that. The posts are usually hastily written amidst other pressures of life and do not get the attention I would give were I writing a book or other more permanent medium. They are what they are. No matter, I hope you continue to enjoy the story as I get around to writing it.
Thanks for your inquiry and feel free to comment or question any time.