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Forum: Writing Realistic Native American Characters...

Writing Realistic Native American Characters and Cultures in Fiction.... A month long seminar for those that are interested in adding Native American characters, and cultures to their stories but maybe don't know where to start, or are concerned about creating Native American characters, and cultures that are realistic and truthful, rather than being based on stereotypes and incorrect historical information. * What stereotypes are and how to avoid them when writing about Native American cultures and characters * Learning and understanding the differences between Native Americans in the past, and modern day Native Americans *A quick and dirty general overview of Native American Spirituality and why it's important to include it when writing about Native American characters *Learning and understanding Native American family dynamics and why this is important when writing fiction that includes Native American characters * The correct way to use your imagination when writing about Native American characters and cultures ie when it's a good time to make something up, and when it's not  Regina Paul is Oglala Lakota and has been an active participant in Native American cultural activities for decades. She writes speculative romance fiction and nearly all her books have characters of Native American ancestry. She firmly believes there is a right way and a wrong way to write Native American characters and cultures, and wants to help other authors and budding authors to understand this better so they can write more authentic story lines.

  1. Feel free to comment and ask questions...

    Started by Regina, October 4th, 2009 06:29 AM
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  2. Two Die in Sweat Lodge Incident...

    Started by Regina, October 12th, 2009 08:30 AM
    sweat lodge
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    October 21st, 2009, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  3. Native American Spirituality Overview...

    Started by Regina, October 28th, 2009 01:44 AM
    american, native, spirituality
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    October 28th, 2009, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  4. Question Is this the October class?

    Started by Allwynn, October 4th, 2009 05:30 AM
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    October 4th, 2009, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  5. What Are Stereotype With Regards to Native Americans?

    Started by Regina, October 4th, 2009 06:24 AM
    american indians, native americans, stereotypes
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  6. Understanding Native Americans Today and Exercise #2

    Started by Regina, October 19th, 2009 12:51 AM
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    October 19th, 2009, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  7. Update to the Sweat Lodge Tragedy...

    Started by Regina, October 28th, 2009 12:55 AM
    sweat lodge, tragedy
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    October 28th, 2009, 12:55 AM Go to last post

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