White Female Author Who Voices Black Characters #LiveFree

When you write something that isn’t you, it’s not a memoir, it’s not fiction based on you, you have to step outside of yourself to tell the story.

What does that mean? What does it really take?

I have written characters who are nothing like me at all. I’ve never experienced the things that happen to them, but to make them feel real, I need to feel or understand them.

I reached out to my friend Michel to speak with her about writing Black characters. She’s a White woman, what does that mean for her. How does she make them feel real?

To listen to my conversation with Michel, download #LiveFree from your favorite #podcast outlet today. #iTunes #Stitcher #GooglePodcast, or click here!