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

Order a copy of Characters & Viewpoint

Advertisements

One thought on “Stereotypes in writing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s