That one time the inimitable Madhuri Pavamani had me over to talk about diverse books…
Adding Diversity to Your Writing:
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A huge shout-out to Madhuri Blaylock for hosting this awesome blog series. Thanks for inviting me to add my two cents on this incredible topic!
Literary diversity has been getting a lot of press lately.
Near as I can tell, it all started when NaNoWriMo announced its 2014 partnership with the organization We Need Diverse Books. While WNDB’s stated mission is to “address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature,” many writers of adult literature (including me!) have also elected to hoist the flag.
And it’s about time.
I had been doing some soul-searching on the subject of literary diversity even before I became aware of the NaNo/WNDB partnership. More and more, I’ve been noticing the marked cultural uniformity in genre/pop/mainstream fiction. It’s high time we as writers lead the charge for change.
I’m fortunate to…
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