Different voices – gifts from other writers

I’ve been working on a novel for the past several years – and this is a piece of fiction based on family stories. In this novel I have many kinds of characters: children, men, women, grandparents, dogs, a Maine Coon Cat. And a female slave trying to get to Canada in the maze of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. I’ve just recently started re-writes on this – and in the past few weeks the universe (or the online writing community) has had some amazing articles by writers dealing with the issue of writing in different voices.  I have lots of thinking to do…

http://www.howlround.com/why-am-i-afraid-to-write-african-american-characters-by-marshall-botvinick/

http://www.howlround.com/the-benefits-of-slavery-by-timothy-douglas/

 http://www.howlround.com/a-response-to-timothy-douglas-by-winter-miller/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HowlRound+%28HowlRound.com%27s+Journal%2C+Blog%2C+&+Podcasts%29

 

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