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Write What You Know


Cloned (Photo credit: Asha ten Broeke)

Like most creative writing teachers I try to be both non-prescriptive and as neutral about content.  Students can and should and do write about the topics of their choice—which further complicates the question of the diversity of our casts of characters.  I know someone who was shamed into diversifying the cast of a novel, and, trust me, that didn’t turn out well. Neither does it minimize my fascination with our pervasive literary monoculture.


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