Posts Tagged: Diversity in Fiction

Links: Thursday, April 17

Links: Thursday, April 17

April 17, 2014 Links 2

Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania’s diverse student body Gorgeous and Gritty: The Appeal of Gritty Romance in Skye Warren’s Wanderlust – This post by Cara McKenna is why I hate the term “gritty romance.” This book sounds like a fucking ode to rape culture. If that’s “gritty romance,” what am… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 8th

Links: Tuesday, April 8th

April 8, 2014 Links 4

Buried Badasses: The Forgotten Heroines of pre-Code Comics F is for Fuck’s Sake, Frankly, My Dear – All of Olivia Waite’s A-Z posts have been great so far, but I can’t link to all of them. This one was just so much WTF, though, that I had to share. Avon… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 5th

Links: Saturday, April 5th

April 5, 2014 Links 11

Cats in Flowering Trees An open letter to the Sydney Writers’ Festival – I liked this letter commenting on a festival’s decision to not include romance programming in their schedule, but I do wish we could move beyond defenses of the genre that center how profitable it is. Your refusal… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 29th

Links: Saturday, March 29th

March 29, 2014 Links 0

Photoshop Battle: Caturday Edition Blogging From April A to Z: Intersectional Feminism in Romance Series! – I really enjoy following romance author Olivia Waite on Twitter and I think this series sounds equal parts awesome and frightening. That’s a lot of blogging for one person in a month! So I… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 26th

Links: Thursday, March 26th

March 27, 2014 Links 5

A bunch of flowers. Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally – I waffled on linking this because it appears to be written by a white woman, but the advice seemed solid and she does include other people’s answers at the end. YMMV To answer your other questions:… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 22nd

Links: Saturday, March 22nd

March 22, 2014 Links 0

Pounce Harmful Communication: The “I Love You” Defense – Now this is a post I want every romance author to read. If the characters are arguing about something and the defense boils down to “I love you, and I was just doing what I think is best for you” I… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 20th

Links: Thursday, March 20th

March 20, 2014 Links 3

These Photos Are Challenging Notions of What an American Indian Really Looks Like You Don’t Complete Me – I don’t know what to make of this post, honestly. While I agree that it’s strange to tell a couple that they combine to make one awesome person, I don’t agree that… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 18th

Links: Tuesday, March 18th

March 18, 2014 Links 2

17 of the Most Amazing Treehouses From Around The World Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? – Walter Dean Myers writes about how not seeing himself represented in fiction affected him as a child, why he writes juvenile fiction and how he worries about the future of… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 13th

Links: Thursday, March 13th

March 13, 2014 Links 7

Toronto, 24 hours apart. PSA: Authors, Write Books, Not War – I don’t know what to make of this Heidi Cullinan post. On the one hand, she’s correct that nothing you do online is private and can and will be seen by readers, but I don’t know that never reviewing,… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 11th

Links: Tuesday, March 11th

March 11, 2014 Links 2

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists Abundant Reading – Liz’s post on book buying, the TBR pile and long books really resonated with me. I’m guilty of pretty much everything she mentions. Most of my reader friends know that the effect of too many books TBR can be the feeling that… Read more »

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