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NaNoWriMo 2010: Day 27

November 27, 2010

Aka “Write, bitch! Write!”

Managed to sneak in some writing at work today. Earned that “Secret Noveling” merit badge. Yippee.

It’s always strange to be writing about a minority culture that I’m not part of. I grew up with kids whose parents spoke only Spanish, so I’m not exactly writing in a void, but I’m still seeing it through a white, Protestant, lower-middle-cass filter. Of course, my main character is also seeing it through that filter, but the Hispanic friends whose daily lives I shared were back in junior high and high school. Of course I had to speak Spanish on a frequent basis in one of my past jobs as a reference librarian, but that was more professional contact than personal. There’s definitely a stronger/larger Hispanic subculture in Indiana today than there was 15 years ago.

But speaking from a completely shallow viewpoint, writing a scene about Dia de los Muertos definitely adds to your word count.


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