The Writing with Color blog is an empowering resource to writers who want to include characters that represent the real world. While not claiming to be a bible of what’s offensive, this organized Tumblr blog highlights tropes and stereotypes. It also provides vocabulary and examples of confident usage to move beyond brown, olive, and mocha. A real confidence builder for this timid white writer.
From the site:
A blog dedicated to writing and resources centered on racial & ethnic diversity. We share writing advice, guides, book recs. and more.
Though not all issues are shared between different marginalized people, I have found it useful to substitute out black or gay with words like disabled, Latino, deaf and young people. It puts my focus on the language I’m choosing. A few simple words can change a scene from presumed all generic white able people to one that looks more like the world we live in.