In the ever-evolving world of literature, diversity and representation have become critical themes. Within this landscape, LGBTQ+ literature has made significant strides in sharing unique stories and experiences. Yet, despite the progress, there’s a persistent challenge that writers and editors must tackle: the portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters without resorting to harmful stereotypes. In this blogContinue reading “Sensitivity without Stereotyping: Navigating LGBTQ+ Character Portrayals”
Having queer characters in books can be a powerful tool for authenticity and representation for readers, but it’s important to ensure that these characters are accurately portrayed. Queer characters should not be tokenised or used as a plot device, but rather should be fully developed and three-dimensional characters. By ensuring authenticity in your queer characters, you can help create a more inclusive world for readers.
This blog will look at how fiction writers can deal with homophobia, transphobia and biphobia sensitively and authentically in their writing.
Why is authenticity reading important and who needs one? This blog post will look at my services as an authenticity reader of LGBTQ+ writing.
What is an authenticity reader and how do you know if you need one? Do they provide a function outside of editing? What makes an authenticity reader different from a beta reader?