I love this bit: “…instead of PUTTING diversity into my manuscripts, I simply make it a part of my reality check. When I’m going through a WIP, one of the key things I’m always focusing on is how to develop the characters further, make them more real.
“And REAL people, are simply diverse.”
Yes! Thanks, Erika for writing and Kathy for posting.
Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scriber here with my personal thoughts on
Writing for a Diverse World: Diversity in Children’s Books
Big topic folks. Very trending in the writing world. (look at me, using words like “trending”. Um, did I use it right? I’m getting less social-media-incapable every day! Shameless plug here: I’m not the best at that sort of thing. But please come follow me on Twitter @NJFarmScribe. I’m trying to get better! And hearing from you guys always helps!)
So anyway… the big D-word.
We’ve all heard the term thrown around. Agents are looking for it. Writers and parents are lobbying for its importance. But what does it mean to us as writers? In my opinion, that’s a very personal question. And I certainly don’t think there is a right or wrong answer.
I would like to start this post by highlighting that these are nothing more…
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