FTW or Made of Fail: Real Life Issues in Fiction
Aja Romano & Karen Healey
As anyone who witnessed RaceFail 09 and its ongoing aftermath can tell you, issues of culture and identity are incredibly important for writers, in fandom and beyond. But how do writers learn to write with integrity about topics that are so sensitive to so many people? Is it better to only “write what you know” and stick to representing your own experiences, or should writers attempt to bring more diversity to their fiction—and risk getting it wrong? Join a diverse panel of writers across all genres as we discuss this tricky and challenging topic. The more discussion, the better!