How To Write Diverse Characters and Why You Should Include Them

Diversity is so important in all things. Just be very careful to avoid stereotypes. Diversity can be hard to write when it’s a difference you’ve never experienced, but can truly lead to a more beautiful and relatable story.

Rachel Poli

We’re all human, big or small, white or black. We all occupy this earth, we’re all in this together.

So, what would make your novel any different?

A diverse character is a character just like any other. Don’t write them differently because it’s something new. Don’t view them as special because you’ve added them into the story.

Just include them.

how-to-diverse-charactersWhy should you include diverse characters?

  • We all want to see ourselves in stories. We want to be one with the protagonist, go on an adventure, save the world, and just escape reality for a little while.
  • It’s important for everyone to feel included. Everyone should be represented, everyone’s voices should be heard.
  • It also gives people an open mind. They recognize there are others out there who are like them and who are not like them. They feel as though they are not alone.
  • Don’t be afraid to write…

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