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Friday, April 6 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
3K: When the Universal is Just Mainstream: Writing Rules That Fail Queer Authors
Limited Capacity seats available

A rarely discussed problem for queer authors, particularly when writing queer content, is some of the writing rules they have been taught are only applicable for cisgender/heterosexual authors. In this lecture, we'll discuss how some so-called "universal" writing rules don't apply for queers, including "show don't tell," "the reader's misunderstanding is the author's fault," "realistic" queer trauma, and when (or whether or not) you should make comfort edits for your cis/het readers. Bonus! If we have time, we'll also discuss whether or not you "should" out yourself as queer in your bio.

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Milo Todd

Milo Todd is a novelist and manuscript consultant. He specializes in queer, trans, and poverty topics, as well as narrative voice and outline techniques. He’s an alum of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator Program, where he worked as a Pechet Fellow on The Falcon of Doves, a work of... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Winthrop Room - 4th Floor