another guest post Dan was awesome enough to be fully supportive of. Thanks Dan!
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From time to time on the blog we have other authors discuss a topic they’ve encountered. Here, Mike MacDee, friend of the blog and author of Shadow of the Fox, shares a potentially touchy topic that may be frustrating other writers.
Check out his few insights; feel free to discuss, agree, disagree – but be respectful. (You can tell my thoughts from the title.)
This topic has been a source of controversy for a lot of authors, including recently in a Facebook group I frequent with other writers. I wanted to share this to settle the matter for the many authors, myself included, who struggle with accusations of “cultural appropriation”.
It is OKAY to base a work of art or fiction on another culture.
It doesn’t even have to be another country: you don’t have to be Latino to write a Latino character…
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