Are you afraid of writing Black or queer characters? Or generally, who have different skin-colours, sexualities, religions or cultures than yourself? You are not alone with this. Let’s talk about the two main obstacles of writing Black or queer characters, about the WHY and HOW you should write them, and how to deal with mistakes.
When I did my research for this article, I was surprised to find that archetypes as defined by the psychologist Carl Jung were closer to stereotypes than I thought.
Still, we can create a difference between archetypes and stereotypes ourselves.
Social sciences academics might queue with rants over this article, including my boyfriend, but I have to say it. I hate books written partly in academic language, if their privileged writing is meant for “everyone”.
The love depicted in books made me addicted – if I cannot experience this for myself, I want to read about it. Today, I despise them. Here’s why and how this helps you to write better romance.
As a writer your mind has to be open for your characters. More diverse and three-dimensional characters are simply more exciting.