Including Diverse Characters

As a kid, the books I read were full of white or race-nondescript characters. As a teen, I thought color-blindness was the way to go in my own books, especially since I didn’t know many diverse people and could only pull from a very limited supply of media representations. Was …

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Winning NaNoWriMo

So I won NaNoWriMo. I got 50,000 words written on a novel in 30 days. I don’t even think all those words are that bad. It gives me a good foundation. I didn’t reach the end of my outline and there’s large gaps of time that I can fill with …

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Overcoming Fear

This isn’t about overcoming the fear of being bad. I’m not afraid to suck. What I’m talking about today is the fear of offending people. For instance, I could write about my ex boyfriend whom I found out six months into the relationship was engaged. I’ve been filtering little details …

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Tidbit from Slave Chip

I’ve been working on a novel for a while. It’s kind of been stewing since I was younger. I’m a little scared of the response to it, because I’m white and the main character is white but it’s a book about people fighting human trafficking. It’s set so that the …

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