Random Links

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Resources –

On cultural appropriation:
Appropriate Cultural Appropriation by Nisi Shawl
What is Cultural Appropriation by the Angry Black Woman also posted here with additional comments.
Safe Exoticism, part 2: Culture by Athena Andreadis
Writing Cultures: Insider vs. Outsider by Aliette deBodard
On Worldbuilding, Patchwork and Filing off the Serial Numbers by Aliette deBodard
The Prevalance of U.S. Tropes in Storytelling by Aliette deBodard
The Unexotic Exotic by N. K. Jemisin
Names, and What They Mean to Us by Joyce Chng
Movements: So What Do You Think of My Story Where I Made Use Of Another Person’s Culture? By Rochita Loenen-Ruiz 
What is Cultural Appropriation by ardhra
A Few Disjointed Thoughts on Other Cultures and Diversty in SFF by Aliette de Bodard

On gay/bi/trans writing:
Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes in YA Fiction by Malinda Lo
Writing about Lesbians when you’re not a Lesbian by Malinda Lo

On historical influences in writing:
History is Not a Theme Park by Marie Brennan & Kari Sperring (podcast)
Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy by Tansy Rayner Roberts
We Have Always Fought: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative by Kameron Hurley

On language:
Long Hidden Dialect Round Up by Sofia Samatar
Why We Don’t Italicise Spanish by Daniel José Older

On mature characters and authors:
Ain’t Evolving: The Cookie-Cutter Self Discovery Quest by Athena Andreadis
Where Are the Older Women? By Liz Bourke
Collateral Damage by Kari Sperring

On writing PoC:
How to Write a PoC Character Part I: Authentic Race by Kheryn Casey
How to Write a PoC Character Part II – Race does not Reflect Culture by Kheryn Casey
How to Write a PoC Character Part III – Don’t Be Afraid by Kheryn Casey
Mixed Race People in SFF by Aliette deBodard
Describing POCs without Food Metaphors by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Describing Characters of Colour pt2 by N. K. Jemisin

Misc.
The Omniscient Breasts: The Male Gaze Through Female Eyes by Kate Elliott
Privilege and Fantasy by Sam Kelly
PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical by Foz Meadows
The Strange Horizons ‘Stories we see too often‘ list!
Racefail ’09 – Rydra Wong’s handy link list covers a multitude of subjects
Malaysian Science Fiction and Fantasy in English– list of translated Malaysian writers by Zen Cho
On Grittiness and Grimdark by Foz Meadows
Strength by Kate Elliott
Insert Strong Male Protagonist Here by Tansy Rayner Roberts
What Is Your Consensual Sex & Love Doing In My Epic Fantasy? by Kate Elliott
The Rape of James Bond by Sophia McDougall
Realism, (Male) Rape, and Epic Fantasy by Liz Bourke
10 Hand to Hand Combat Myths That Writers Need to Stop Using by Andrew Jack
Women Wielding Swords – the ultimate reading list (Virtual WFC 2013) by The Writers’ Greenhouse
Next Time Someone Says Women Aren’t Victims of Harassment, Show Them This by Robot Hugs
Conversations Founded on False Assumptions by Liz Bourke

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