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Indie Publisher Drops Author Over Twitter Dispute Regarding OwnVoices

Another day of drama on book twitter though the current argument is about who can write what. It all started when writer Alisha Hillam tweeted about how white authors shouldn't write from the POV of non-white characters and should have sensitivity readers. This also goes for cis/het authors writing LGBT+ characters and abled authors writing disabled characters.

Author McKayla Eaton disagreed with this, and the two writers had a back and forth on Twitter as well as several non-white authors who Eaton responded to. Though the term "ownvoices" (an author from a marginalized or under-represented group writing about their own experiences/from their own perspective, rather than someone from an outside perspective writing as a character from an underrepresented group) never pops up, that's essentially what's being debated.





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Then, Eaton's publisher dropped her due to people alerting them to her takes. Eaton is now considering taking legal action as she claims this was a breach of contract.











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Tags: books / authors, canadian celebrities, discussion, race / racism
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