Diversity

Diversity in fiction is crucial in creating a society where everyone is seen, heard, and respected. How does an author know how to write about people different from oneself?

Empathy. It really boils down to empathy.

Brandon Taylor wrote a beautiful essay about this.

http://lithub.com/there-is-no-secret-to-writing-about-people-who-do-not-look-like-you/

My favorite quote:

There can be no story without empathy. Our stories begin because we are able to enter the lives of other people.

Thank you, Mr. Taylor.

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