Stop Being Lazy and Write Different Types of Characters (Article)

https://litreactor.com/columns/stop-being-lazy-and-write-different-types-of-characters

We hear terms like diversity, equality, and #OwnVoices thrown around a lot. We hear them so much we get lost in the shuffle. Minorities want more inclusion but a lot don’t want to be misrepresented either so the pressure builds on authors and creators to do it right… or else.

I don’t really care if people screw up writing a dyslexic, bisexual, or bipolar person. (Of which I am all 3) Authors are human. They are not Gods. BUT there is one specific trope that kind of irks me when it is overdone: The evil witch.

Yeah yeah, so I’m a Pagan. Maybe that gives me a bit of a soft spot, or maybe, just maybe I don’t like it when one ridiculous story keeps shitting on me and others who walk a similar path.

So let’s talk about it. Shall we?

Like real people. People who enjoy seeing the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda…

https://litreactor.com/columns/stop-being-lazy-and-write-different-types-of-characters

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