[LMB] OT: Writing Who You Are?

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Thu Oct 4 00:46:19 BST 2018


On Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 02:53:37PM -0400, Carol Botteron wrote:
> A friend talked with an agent about a novel she is writing.  The writer is
> not of Asian ancestry, but her main character is, because the character's
> back story includes something useful for the plot.
> 
> The agent insisted that the writer must change the character to the
> writer's own ethnicity.  Writer and I do not think this is necessary.
> Writer treats the character respectfully and has many Asian friends and
> colleagues.
> 
> What do you think? 
I think it's time to consider a different agent.
> Would this agent tell Lois not to write a short male
> character?
> --
> Lois-Bujold mailing list message sent to fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
> Lois-Bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> http://lists.herald.co.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lois-bujold

-- 
---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us -----------------------------
                         God made him who had no sin
                      to be sin for us, so that in him
                 we might become the righteousness of God."
--------------------------- Corinthians 5:21 ---------------------------------


More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list