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writing rengeek magpie mind

One marvelously clever thing that was suggested at the "Why is SF so White?" panel, as a means of encouraging more non-white writers into the industry, was a mentoring program. (Liz Scheier, from the audience, also mentioned that she doesn't see nearly enough submissions with non-white protagonists or main characters, and would love to see more.)

The idea being that would-be writers of color could be paired with volunteer authors who would help mentor them.

I am not the person to administrate this. I know this about myself. But I thought it was a good enough idea to be worth sailing out into the zeitgeist.

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That he would probably disagree with the "so white" comment? Then again, maybe he would agree with it just to prove me wrong. I'm going off 15 year old memories. :D

He's already done this - mentoring folks. You're proposing formalizing it. Hm. On second thought, maybe he'd be a good resource for this project? (Being a hack with only a couple of roleplaying game credits to my name, I can't say that "I'm a writer", but obviously a project like this is a Good Thing. So I'll volunteer for something.)