Breaking Mental Health & Race Stereotypes in Your Novel—with Iona Wayland

by | Nov 22, 2021

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Nov 22, 2021

Do you wonder if you’ve avoided stereotypes in your writing and been appropriately sensitive to people of different races, ethnicities, or neurodivergent?

There are aspects to look for as you write and edit to make certain you are aware of how what you’ve written will be perceived. Plus, there are sensitivity readers who can help you out!

With special guest and sensitivity reader Iona Wayland, Autumn covers some tips from tying mental health to character arcs to checking yourself for outdated language which will help your writing cast aside stereotypes.

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Written by: Autumn

Autumn is a best selling indie author, conservationist, & world traveler with plans for many more adventures both real and fantastical! She is currently settled in the wilds of Maine with her small dragonish dog and husband, searching for a portal to another world.

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