What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
I really don’t have a favorite culture to write for. In my fantasy, horror, and science fiction stories, there isn’t any one particular culture/race (vampires, werewolves, demons, spirits, ect) that I tend to write more of. I’m kind of all over the place.
If anything, with my drama’s, you could say that I write more about “African-American Culture”, in a way. Mainly because most of my characters, or at least my lead characters, are African-American and that’s because I’m African-American. I like racial diversity in my stories. You’ll never find a story of mine with an “all Black cast” because I don’t live in an “All Black World”. So, unless a story calls for it, with good reason, it’ll not be written my me.
With that said, I don’t consider my stories to be particularly “Black/African-American Stories” either, not that there’s really anything wrong with it, I guess. I just don’t like the limitation of the label. Unfortunately, that label can throw a TON of potential readers off. Gee, I wonder why? Anyway!
I write stories first and foremost, period, and the characters in my stories just happen to be Black. That’s how I see it.