The Rebel Author Podcast

102 How to Write Diverse Characters with Eliana West

September 8, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Why diversity in fiction is important 
  • What to do if you’re afraid to approach writing diverse characters
  • Sensitivity readers
  • What you need to research
  • How to include diverse characters when you yourself are not diverse

This week’s question is: Tell us a book you’ve enjoyed with diverse characters.

Recommendation of the week is: Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June 



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Diversity resources:

Writing With Color Blog 

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Antiracist: How to Start the Conversation about Race and Take Action by Kondwani Fidel  

We Need Diverse Books

Writing Diversely 

How to Write Black Characters: An Incomplete Guide by Salt and Sage Books

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