Monday, January 23, 2017

Diverse Characters - A + B



Welcome to the third new feature on my blog! This one will hopefully help writers and push them to use more diverse characters in their work.


INTRODUCTION:

There’s been a lot of talk about adding diverse characters to fictional books. Most of the time, this is about including people of color if you’re a Caucasian writer, but all writers can add diverse characters to their books. And why stop at race? In this series, I’m going to list all sorts of diverse characters.

Note: I'm not knowledgeable about all types of people, so I'm skipping my usual tips in favor of letting others share their knowledge. See below.



Here are the diverse characters for A:


Aboriginals

Image from Wikimedia
Source Steve Evans


Acapella Singers

Adopted Children/Adoptive Parents

Afghans

Africans

African Americans 

Image from Pixabay


Individuals with AIDS/HIV 

Alaskans

Albinos 

Individuals suffering from Alcoholism

Elderly with Alzheimer's

The Amish

Image from Pixabay

Amputees

Individuals suffering from Anorexia

Argentinians 

Artists

Asians 

Image from Pixabay

Athletes

Australians 

Individuals with Autism




Here are the diverse characters for B:



Babies

Ballerinas

Bikers 

Biracial Individuals 

Individuals suffering from Bipolar Disorder

Blind Individuals

Brazilians

Brides 


Vietnamese Bride Image from Pixabay
Hindu Bride Image from Pixabay

The British 


Bounty Hunters

Buddhists 

Image from Pixabay

Individuals suffering from Bulimia



SHARE: If you can come up with more diverse characters that start with A or B, let me know and I will add them to my list, if they don't fall under other categories or a later letter. :)

QUESTION: Do you have tips or Do's/Dont's for one of the characters I mentioned above? Share your advice for writing about those characters in your comment.

Have you written about a character from my list?


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