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Does Your Book Need a Sensitivity Reader?

Things to consider when writing outside our own experiences

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Over the past few years, you may have heard the term “sensitivity reader.” Perhaps you’ve heard it in a positive light, used as a means to enlighten writers to potentially clichéd or misrepresented characters or harmful stereotypes.



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