LGBTQ+ Characters: How you should (and shouldn’t) write them

Definitely a good guideline for writing more diversity, and doing it properly.

Lisandra Linde

Thought about adding a little diversity to your writing? Worried that you don’t have what it takes to write LGBTQ+ characters? Well, my friends- its time you gave it a shot.

Disclaimer: This is by no means a comprehensive list of things to keep in mind but it should (hopefully) give you some ideas of what to do (and not do). Also, it is geared mainly to people who do not identify as LGBTQ+- but my fellow queer writers, feel free to join this little voyage (we can always have a rant in the comments about how irritating the lack of representation in fiction is)

gay1 Luckily you won’t have to- because you can write LGBTQ+ characters without being queer

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In General

  1. Don’t be afraid to write about characters who are different to you

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