Greetings to one and all! After our tiny foray into self-congratulations and celebrations for our 50th episode, we’re back at it and into our regular focus. This week, we finish our series on characters in the life cycle of creating a book. We decided to wrap up with a subject that could be controversial if you let it be. We choose not to let it be. We’re talking about the “D” word. That’s right, it’s Diversity! You were thinking it was going to be something naughty, didn’t you?
Creating a diverse cast of characters can add flavor and substance to your work but it can also lead to other problems. Join us as we discuss how important having an assorted cast of characters is to your work. We talk about the difficulties a writer faces in trying to accurately portray people that are different than themselves and the benefits of doing so. Should you just “write what you know”? Do you have a responsibility to be inclusive? Tune in to find out how we ramble on about these questions.
As if this subject matter wasn’t thought-provoking enough, we’ll still have our regular segments to get your mind churning: Old Time Accountability Hour, Ask the Muse, Method to the Madness, and Feed The Fire, so please join in again and ask yourself how you ever got along without us!
Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.