Welcome all to the support thread for November 2023.
Happy Birthday to November babies.
Thank you, everyone who continues to participate in these threads – it helps others when you do participate, sometimes more than you think.
If anyone has specific questions or concerns I may help with, please let me know.
As writers, we use our words as tools, and sometimes, as weapons. It’s our responsibility to listen to new conversations, to keep abreast of the ever-changing sociopolitical climate, and above all, to think before we write.
It’s often hard to keep track of evolving language and social movements, of phrases in the vernacular that were perfectly acceptable ten years ago but are now taboo (and vice versa).
With that in mind, I am revisiting a topic first discussed back in 2020. The use of food to describe people.
The following resources were pointed out to me by @Fiogan, so be sure to credit them for their awesomeness.
Here is a two-part article that starts as a solid foundation as how to represent people of color (PoC) in a way that they desire:
And, finally this article covers hair:
Remember, NaNo is upcoming.
There is a support thread made for this: NANOWRIMO support group 2023
It is wonderful to share everyone’s journey during the month; both highs and lows help each one of us realize that we are not alone in our journey.
If anyone has something special going on in November, please let us know!
My personal goal for November is to : complete my current pass I am on for Patchwerks Chapter 4.