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Writing Inclusive Fiction: Weekend Intensive - A Writing the Other Class

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Writers know that it’s important to write about characters whose gender, sexual orientation, religion, racial heritage, or other aspect of identity differs from their own. But many are afraid to do so for fear that they will get it wrong–horribly, offensively wrong–and think it is better not even to try.

In truth, it is possible to write the Other sensitively and convincingly, and this workshop can start you on the path to doing just that.

Drawing on and updating work by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward, authors of the acclaimed reference Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, this 3 day online course delves deep into learning this sometimes tricky skill. Authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford will combine lectures, discussions, and writing exercises in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

The class will cover Stereotypes and Tropes related to Race and Ethnicity, Disability, Gender and Sexuality, Religion, Class, and more, plus strategies for building characters and worlds while avoiding engaging in stereotypes or cultural appropriation. We’ll also discuss Language and Description, Dialogue and Dialect, and How To Research The Other.

The class is appropriate for all writers (fiction, plays, comics, screenplays, and games included) from all backgrounds and any skill level.



For full details, including day-by-day schedule, class requirements, scholarship opportunities, and instructor bios, please visit WritingTheOther.com.


Refund Policy

If you find that you need to drop the class, you may do so by contacting us via Eventbrite or emailing via the website.

If you drop by January 12th, you will receive a full refund minus a service fee.

If you drop by January 19th, you will receive an 80% refund minus a service fee plus a chance to enroll in future Writing the Other classes at a discount before general tickets go on sale.

If you drop by January 26th, you will receive an 40% refund minus a service fee plus a chance to enroll in future Writing the Other classes at a discount before general tickets go on sale.

If you drop on January 27th or after you will not have your registration fee refunded as it will be extremely hard for a student to fill your space. However, you will be able to enroll in a future Weekend Intensive class for a 90-95% discount.

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