One of my most asked questions is “how to avoid unfortunate implications.” And as such, we’re going to be talking about a wide range of issues that are probably going… to make some people very angry. We’re going to be talking about things like diversity and empowerment and stereotypes. So… um… get ready. It’s going to be a tough one. The short answer to this question is that you usually don’t. You make the story that you want to tell, let it sit for awhile, and then come back to it, or someone else reads it. If something feels off, then we rewrite it, until it works. But that would make a very short, boring entry, for a topic that has a lot to talk about.
Let’s talk about our most useful tool: swapping. It should help us with our first, and most common problem with unfortunate implications - protagonist centered morality. Basically what you do is write your story out, but with the protagonist as the antagonist. If what goes on