Pepper Smith's Blog – July 2008 Archive (1)

Stereotypes and Writing

I’ve been pondering this one for a while, and decided to finally get my brain in gear and write it.

A number of years ago, before my first novel made it to print, a reader complained about the fact that my characters of a particular nationality weren’t the way characters of that nationality were portrayed in movies. I explained to her, politely, that the characters in the movies were stereotypes, and that I don’t use them.

Stereotypes are a sort of shorthand that is used… Continue

Added by Pepper Smith on July 11, 2008 at 4:09am — No Comments

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