While looking up a little more information for a post to add to my series on SF in South Korea (though the post is about Koreans outside Korea writing speculative fiction) I ran across this post at the website of Ellen Oh, one of the authors I’ll be discussing in that forthcoming post. Oh is the Korean-American author of a series of books titled The Prophecy series, which are a high fantasy trilogy set in what is (according to this interview) a fantastical version of Korea modeled on the Three Kingdoms period. (I’ll have more to say in a forthcoming post; I haven’t read the first book int he series, which is the only one available at the moment.)
Oh’s aforementioned post contains some succinct advice for writers who want to, er, diversify their writing–that is, depict characters or settings that are not white/Western), but are nervous about doing so. There’s some good advice, and then some other things that got me thinking. I figured extended comment belongs here on my blog, so I’m posting here.