Tag Archives: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Saturday Summation – 30 May 2015

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too… Writing Stuff: Is it a dream of writers to be able to quit jobs and turn … Continue reading

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Saturday Summation – 11 April 2015

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too… Writing Stuff: Author Rachel Winterbottom starts out this post about diversity in fantasy novels like this: … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing While White – Part Two: Reader Perspective

In the past 2-3 weeks I ran across some great articles about perceptions of diversity in both reading and writing. Normally they would have only shown up with some brief commentary by me in a Saturday Summation post, but since … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing While White – Part One: Writer Perspective

In the past 2-3 weeks I ran across some great articles about perceptions of diversity in both reading and writing. Normally they would have only shown up with some brief commentary by me in a Saturday Summation post, but since … Continue reading

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Do Your Characters Reveal Your Race? A White Author’s Push for Self-Examination

For a very long time, one of my sons has been asking me to read the books from Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. My kids like it when I read stuff they really like, which I can appreciate. We … Continue reading

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Warning: Characters In Your Head May Look Different Than They Appear

 Catching Fire, the second movie adaptation in The Hunger Games series comes out next month, and the first thing I always think of is the ridiculous fan reaction to character race after The Hunger Games movie released in 2012. When … Continue reading

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