A Profound Look Back at the Week: October 26 – November 1

It’s been another fun week in news and I use the word “fun” here the way some people use “literally”. But who cares, the world is going to hell anyway. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: October 26 – November 1

The Diversity Trap

A Twitter friend complained the other day. He pasted a screenshot of some writing advice, in which the author said it might be a good idea to consider adding diverse characters to a book because publishers like them. As long as they fit organically, that author had added, I suppose to avoid blushing with embarrassment every time they passed a mirror. My friend’s complaint? It approximated to “Stop using us as bait.” Continue reading The Diversity Trap