Characters of Color

writerivers: A lot of people seem to have problems when it comes to describing a character’s race and how to approach it. There are mutiple ways to drop hints about your charcters race/ethnicity/religion/etc. 1. Have them participate in a cultural… Read moreCharacters of Color

doctordragonisback: If you’re straight, write stories with gay characters, but don’t write stories about being gay. That’s not your story to tell. If you’re cis, write stories with trans characters, but don’t white stories about being trans. That’s not your… Read more

Most of today was really good, and so was last weekend. It feels like being thrown a life vest. Actually getting some different freelance work… it’s honestly a relief. Plus, the place I’m going to be freelancing for celebrates black… Read more

Most of today was really good, and so was last weekend. It feels like being thrown a life vest. Actually getting some different freelance work… it’s honestly a relief. Plus, the place I’m going to be freelancing for celebrates black… Read more

Diversity in International Fiction

writing-questions-answered: I got a really long (seven parts) ask from a university student in an undisclosed location, but one in which there is apparently very little racial diversity. I’m not going to post the whole thing here, but suffice it… Read moreDiversity in International Fiction

Diversity in International Fiction

writing-questions-answered: I got a really long (seven parts) ask from a university student in an undisclosed location, but one in which there is apparently very little racial diversity. I’m not going to post the whole thing here, but suffice it… Read moreDiversity in International Fiction

fuckyeahyoungadultlit: tachycardiia: kateordie: fuckyeahyoungadultlit: citizen-zero: YA literature? You mean books about Super Special White Girl and Her Mysterious Brooding Boyfriend? Here’s a list of black YA leads! And ten Native American protagonists! And a list of ladies who love ladies… Read more

fuckyeahyoungadultlit: tachycardiia: kateordie: fuckyeahyoungadultlit: citizen-zero: YA literature? You mean books about Super Special White Girl and Her Mysterious Brooding Boyfriend? Here’s a list of black YA leads! And ten Native American protagonists! And a list of ladies who love ladies… Read more

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQO7XoANYb8?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281%5D chescaleigh: 3 Black Female Stereotypes that Need to Die | MTV Decoded Every notice how black women in media tend to looped into a few basic stereotypes? Like get portrayed as the sassy friend who has an instant… Read more

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQO7XoANYb8?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281%5D chescaleigh: 3 Black Female Stereotypes that Need to Die | MTV Decoded Every notice how black women in media tend to looped into a few basic stereotypes? Like get portrayed as the sassy friend who has an instant… Read more

loudlysilent: fuckyeahyoungadultlit: citizen-zero: YA literature? You mean books about Super Special White Girl and Her Mysterious Brooding Boyfriend? Here’s a list of black YA leads! And ten Native American protagonists! And a list of ladies who love ladies in YA!… Read more

loudlysilent: fuckyeahyoungadultlit: citizen-zero: YA literature? You mean books about Super Special White Girl and Her Mysterious Brooding Boyfriend? Here’s a list of black YA leads! And ten Native American protagonists! And a list of ladies who love ladies in YA!… Read more

writingwithcolor: Before you say, Write your own! – let me tell you that we do. But this page is a resource for writers, so we thought writers might want to know what kinds of representation would make us more likely… Read more

writingwithcolor: Before you say, Write your own! – let me tell you that we do. But this page is a resource for writers, so we thought writers might want to know what kinds of representation would make us more likely… Read more

Representation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

writer-rachelina: So I grew up in this town I’m going to call White McWhitington City. See where I’m going with this? There were about twenty thousand people in this town, and in my high school years, about three black kids… Read moreRepresentation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

Representation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

writer-rachelina: So I grew up in this town I’m going to call White McWhitington City. See where I’m going with this? There were about twenty thousand people in this town, and in my high school years, about three black kids… Read moreRepresentation: Not Just for Minorities’ Sake

Only you can write your story. Think about what makes your story uniquely you. Is it the way you look at the world? Do the characters share your hopes and dreams? Does your story explore things that terrify you or… Read more

Only you can write your story. Think about what makes your story uniquely you. Is it the way you look at the world? Do the characters share your hopes and dreams? Does your story explore things that terrify you or… Read more

I want to write a group of various races & sexualities, but I think I can portray them correctly(lots of research) but what do I do if I accidentally offend someone?

This is a wonderful question! And it’s actually regarding something I’ve done quite a bit of research regarding. Here’s the thing: from what I’ve gathered, it’s more important to have representation than it is to not offend people. It’s better… Read moreI want to write a group of various races & sexualities, but I think I can portray them correctly(lots of research) but what do I do if I accidentally offend someone?

I want to write a group of various races & sexualities, but I think I can portray them correctly(lots of research) but what do I do if I accidentally offend someone?

This is a wonderful question! And it’s actually regarding something I’ve done quite a bit of research regarding. Here’s the thing: from what I’ve gathered, it’s more important to have representation than it is to not offend people. It’s better… Read moreI want to write a group of various races & sexualities, but I think I can portray them correctly(lots of research) but what do I do if I accidentally offend someone?