As some of you may know I am a writer and I’ve been working on a novel for a few months now. One of the 3 main characters of this novel is a MOC (Man of colour) and with all the controversy surrounding diverse books/writing at the moment I would love your help!
I am very conscious of the fact that as a white female this is not a perspective that I have any experience of and I do not want to offend anyone! So any and all feedback from this post would be very much appreciated!
When reading about POC (People of Colour) what are some of your pet peeves?
What are some of the things you love to see?
Are there any descriptions / mannerisms / dialogue I should avoid (or include)?
I do not want to give any of the plot away as it is still only in the first draft stage but so far I feel like I have handled this in a sensitive way – feedback and research is obviously important to make sure I get it right though.
Please comment below with any thoughts you have about this subject. If you feel more comfortable doing it privately or you have lots to say please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org! Finally – I know I don’t usually ask – please could you share this on twitter with any hashtags you think appropriate the more shares the more likely I am to get this 100% right.