Episode 41 – The Writer’s Identity

A pencil, a ball point pen, and a quill sitting in lounge chairs drinking coffee; Title: Writers Drinking Coffee

Online writing sessions with friends has produced some interesting questions, and we chat about them today. How does the identity of the writer make a difference? How does identity inform the writing, and how does it portray the characters? We invite Alice Cornwell and Tiana Hanson back to the coffee couch to discuss the topic.

Mentions from Episode 41:

Vital points to say to yourself loudly, borrowed from various sources:

  • Nothing in this podcast should be taken on a higher authority than anything a trans person says to my face.
  • The transgender experience is incredibly diverse, and I understand that these guidelines won’t be universal.
  • My goal in listening to this podcast is to learn, as an ally, how to enjoy and write more inclusive stories… but nobody owes me a chance to demonstrate my wokeness.