I am looking forward to reading your piece.
Aura Wilming
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I’m trying to keep out of the heart of this, because I’m a white man and I’ll say something “problematic”…

However (there’s always a however)

I wouldn’t want to be Lena Dunham about it, getting called out for only writing white people that are very much like the writer (though I do get the impression that if she wrote a black character it would be picked apart by critics until it was decided that it’s a “lazy stereotype”). Neil Gaiman has never been called out for making Shadow mixed race, and Charlie black, because the characters are so well written it doesn’t matter… they are believable people (except the whole God thing…) regardless of skin colour.

Writing other races and sexes is only a problem if you make them awful stereotypes…

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