Thriving on Difference: Diversity in Horror Fiction
I’ll make a confession: I thrive on diversity. I’ve always been that way, ever since I was a kid. Perhaps growing up gay heightened my sensitivity to difference, but it could just as easily have been something intrinsic to my nature. I like diversity not only because it’s healthy for society, but because, well, it makes the world more interesting. As writers, we are supposed to be especially attuned to the human condition. We try to get inside a character’s head even if we’ve never lived that character’s life. When we perform our craft well, that should include an ear for diverse voices.
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