Saying Inclusion is political but exclusion isn’t leads to story worlds where most of us don’t exist. And if we don’t exist in fiction, our existence in the real world remains precarious.
Even as our bodies are strewn across the straight world’s entertainment landscape, we’re expected to be grateful to have even been included. Applause for the bravery of the mainstream writer for their diversity and daring.
REBLOG Steven Spohn’s essay at Terrible Minds: I Am Not Your Plot Device.
Our feeds are full of ire about men who don’t get it. A lot of men do, so I’m sharing just such a case, with my own comments as someone who markets without apology to a specific audience.
Inktera, the support store for Clean Reader’s product line, just pulled the plug.
In other words, the customer is still supporting sinful writing, but using an app to avoid experiencing it. Very, very clever Clean Reader.
Comments on and links to Chuck Wendig (Terrible Minds) blog on real agency for female characters, and Ada Hoffman’s excellent Twitter series about agency in plot, not character.