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So You Wanna Write a Black Person?

black man - pixabay

Greetings folks. I took April off because of traveling at the beginning of the month. Once I got home, I’d forgotten to post. 🙁 But I’m back, or rather, Sharita is with this very informative blog about writing black folks!  Enjoy! * * * *   So, you’re a writer, huh? You, as a non-black … Read more

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Only White People Fall In Love #weneedmorediversebooks #ownvoices

Gay Couple - Sharita Lira

(Note: My apologies to the author. The mistake has been corrected. Thanks to a reader for pointing it out.) Got your attention, didn’t it? Yeah, this is going to ruffle some feathers, but that’s okay, they need to be ruffled. We’re all aware that racism is rampant in the world. Plenty of people don’t like … Read more

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Queer in Color

Queer in Color

“We need more diverse books!” Books with queer characters have become more popular these days. People are fascinated with the stories about queer people’s lives because, perhaps they finally realized the world isn’t completely hetero. More importantly, they wanted something different than the hero and the heroine or the assumed “straight” characters that dominate fiction. … Read more