Episode 60 'Writing the Other' with Nisi Shawl and Daniel José Older

March 30, 2016 01:01:53
Episode 60 'Writing the Other' with Nisi Shawl and Daniel José Older
The Creative Writer's Toolbelt
Episode 60 'Writing the Other' with Nisi Shawl and Daniel José Older

Mar 30 2016 | 01:01:53

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Show Notes

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How should we present characters from a range of different backgrounds in our work? How can we portray these characters with integrity and respect, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation and ability? And how can we navigate this issue with confidence, especially if we come from a group that is perceived to be privileged? Most us will need to present characters in our work who are not like us in some which is socially determined as important. So for example differences in race, and gender, and sexual orientation are currently determined by society as important. Dealing with these differences is the critical cultural issue for writers today, and to help us tackle it, I've invited the writer and journalist Nisi Shawl (www.nisishawl.com), and the writer, composer and musician Daniel José Older (www.danieljoseolder.net), to join me on the Creative Writer's Toolbelt. This conversation is essential listening for anyone who is serious about dealing successfully with the challenge of 'writing the other'.

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