Let's Talk Bookish: who do you think is qualified to write a book with diverse characters?

Well, Christmas is sadly over, but we have New Year’s Eve coming up and I’m super excited! I’m gonna spend it at a friend’s house with all my best friends coming over (it’ll be a wild night haha) and I can’t wait! But until then – I have some quiet time to get some Christmas reading done! But first: my favorite book tag, as always hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books, with today’s question being who’s qualified to write a book with diverse characters!

In my opinion: everyone!

I don’t think you should have certain standards for anything to be able to write something. Writing is creativity and if you wish to write, then feel free to. Who is anybody to censor someone else? Diverse characters, especially today, are so valued and loved by everyone and everyone puts emphasis on that specific part of the book that it’s quite easy to say that everyone should be able to include diverse characters.

Especially today, with people all over the world fighting for equal rights, whether that has to do with racism or sexuality, it’s important not to be close minded, in other words, not to worry who’s aloud to write about diverse characters. In my opinion everyone’s qualified to write a book with diverse characters because if it were otherwise, it’s just another form of discriminating somebody and that’s what we’re fighting: discrimination.

The only thing we have to beware of is the representation: no author who has anything bad so say about any of his characters due to the heritage, gender or sexual orientation should be allowed to write something like that. But other than this, every author should be able to do so!

That’s it for today, I know it’s a very short post but I’m about to leave for a short trip with my aunt and hence, have to get ready now! Tell me, what do you think about this – do we agree or do you think otherwise? Feel free to comment! Wishing everyone a great weekend and happy reading!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

6 thoughts on “Let's Talk Bookish: who do you think is qualified to write a book with diverse characters?”

  1. “The only thing we have to beware of is the representation: no author who has anything bad so say about any of his characters due to the heritage, gender or sexual orientation should be allowed to write something like that.” That seems like maybe it could lead to boring, one-dimensional characters?

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    1. I don’t think so because that doesn’t mean that you can’t discuss these certain topics on books. No one can keep you from creating characters who believe in different things than other (being racist or discriminating). I just meant that the author shouldn’t be fact ist and all that, not his characters.
      Happy reading!

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  2. Agreed Jane! Anyone can write anything, so long as it’s accurate, and not harmful representation. But then, even if it’s inaccurate or harmful, we can’t really stop the author from writing that kind of book, because everyone has the right to write whatever they want. We’ve just got to promote all the great books with awesome rep that are out there.
    Great post ❤

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