Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

I’m just going to put this out there: I’m afraid of writing a main character who happens to be a person of color. As a matter of fact, I’m afraid of writing anyone who is not a straight white dude. And no, it’s not because I’m afraid that the story is not going to be popular if it’s not about a white male. No, it’s not because I’m afraid people are going to hate on the story because of the main character. It’s a different issue. See, I’m pretty white, and I’m super pale too. In fact, if you put me next to Edward Cullen, he looks full of life and color. And then there’s this, a thought—one that grows with each passing day: only a person of color can write about a person of color. This kills me. But, I read the idea online all the time: “why aren’t […]

Author’s Rant – Who Can I Write About