Authors… what do you think? I touched on the issues of acceptance and bullying in my debut novel. I walked a fine line not to alienate a particular group of people. Yet, some of these biases are culturally based and add a sense of reality to your characters. As authors, can we express our views through our characters? I’d like to think that fiction and freedom of speech go hand in hand. Do you think we need to hire sensitivity readers?
Before a book is published and released to the public, it’s passed through the hands (and eyes) of many people: an author’s friends and family, an agent and, of course, an editor.