Writing Characters of Different Races and Ethnicities

Writing Characters of Different Races and Ethnicities

Resources for writers who want to include characters who are a different race, ethnicity, or culture from their own in their work. Learn about common stereotypes and tropes, language to use and avoid, find research sources, and learn about available on demand classes.

These links represent a portion of the resources available to students who attend a Writing the Other class or Master Class

Tropes & Stereotypes to Avoid


Resources and Research

How To Do It Well

Master Class: Writing Native American Characters: How Not To Do A Rowling

In this seminar, Native scholar and activist Debbie Reese talks about the missteps J. K. Rowling and many other authors have made in writing Native characters, why they are a problem, and offers writers strategies for avoiding them and doing better.

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