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Writing intersectional identities

Writing intersectional identities

Adsit, Janelle, author; Byrd, Renee M., author

Is it okay to write about people of other genders, races and identities? And how do I do this responsibly? Whether you are working in fiction, poetry, drama or creative non-fiction, becoming conscious of how you represent people of different social identities is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a writer. This is the first practical guide to thinking and writing reflectively about these issues. Organised in an easy-to-use A to Z format for practicing writers, teachers and students, Writing Intersectional Identities covers such key terms as: Appropriation Authenticity Body Class Counternarrative Disability Essentialism Gender Indigenous Power Privilege Representation The book is meant for writers of fiction, poetry, screenplays and creative non-fiction who are seeking to develop a writing practice that is attentive to the world. The book is supported by a companion website at

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Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Janelle Adsit and Renee M. Byrd
ISBN: 1350065757, 9781350065758
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 192 pages
Subject: Authorship Technique.; Literature: history & criticism; Creative writing & creative writing guides; Political activism; Literature.; Literary theory; Identity (Psychology) in literature Terminology.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781350065727