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Inviting In Outside Readers (Without Selling Out)
November 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1-hour class via Zoom
As marginalized writers of authentic fiction, it can be difficult to get our work traditionally published. Catching the eye of a mainstream publisher often means convincing them that our work will be interesting to a mainstream audience, whether we’re writing for them or not. Our stories are important, however, and deserve to be told and seen.
While much can be said about traditional publishing as a marginalized writer, a good starting point is a reader’s feelings of connection to a character, regardless of the identities and/or lived experiences of either. For those of us who want to be traditionally published, how do we invite outside readers into our stories without catering to them? How do we stay authentic while facing the so-called problem of “relatability”? In this 1-hour class, we’ll look at some tips, methods, and examples for opening the door for outside readers while still staying true to our stories.
*Cisgender/heterosexual people are welcome to attend this class if they’re curious to learn about this topic.
Sliding scale: $25/$50/$75/$100 ($75+$25 scholarship donation)
Register here: https://www.milotodd.com/inviting-in-outside-readers/