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* 1. How old are you?

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* 2. Please describe how you view your gender identity, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity/cultural affiliation.

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* 3. How do you define a "diverse" character?  If you are an author/writer/character creator, please note that in your response.

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* 4. Do you seek out or gravitate towards fantasy novels that promote the presence of "diverse" characters?

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* 5. When reading a fantasy novel that does not specifically point out the ethnic or racial appearance of characters, do you assume that means they are "white"?

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* 6. Does that bother you?  Why or why not?

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* 7. Do you believe that "white" authors can authentically create characters with different ethnic or cultural backgrounds?

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* 8. Do you believe stories that do not include a high proportion of "diverse" characters are inherently less valuable for modern readers than stories that do?

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* 9. Do you think some stories include a higher proportion of diverse characters just because it's expected rather than because they are truly integral to the story?

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* 10. Do you have any other comments about this topic?

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