Stereotypes in writing

No matter how unfair it can be, stereotyping is pretty much unavoidable–it’s human nature to compare and classify strangers based on their initial appearance and behavior. But as a writer you can use the tendency to stereotype to your advantage.

In an interesting article, award-winning author Orson Scott Card discusses the relationship between stereotypes and fictional characters. Excerpted from his book Elements of Writing Fiction: Characters & Viewpoint, Card shows you how to avoid common pitfalls and how to use stereotypes to your advantage in your fiction.

Read the article here

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About seescottwrite

I'm a writer and editor. I've worked for Writer's Digest, HOW and Popular Woodworking and have authored and co-authored several books including "The Monster Spotter's Guide to North America," "The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook," and "The Writer's Book of Matches."
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One Response to Stereotypes in writing

  1. Ollin says:

    Thank you for sharing! I’ll check it out!

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