How to avoid offending your audience

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Obviously, unless you have a very limited audience united around hate (and if you do, get out), you’re going to want to avoid offending your audience. In this series, I give you strategies to ensure that you don’t offend the vast majority of people. It’s not always going to be easy, but it is possible.

Strategies I’ve thought up include doing the research, running completely against stereotypes, (this one is going to be somewhat problematic in and of itself, so only use it if you must) giving an alternate explanation for the stereotypical behavior, or, and this one is risky, having a character play up a stereotype to get something done as the only portrayal of stereotype x. You’re never going to  be able to avoid offending everyone but at least you can keep most people happy.

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