"Hello Lizard! I am currently in the process of writing a modern-royal-fantasy-type story, inspired by the history of Spain, Portugal, France, and England along with some of the ancient African kingdoms. How can I make it modern but still have that fantasy flare to it?"
“I’m annoyed with fantasy media’s lack of diversity sometimes. I am striving to include a colorful cast of characters in my writing. Including members of the LGBTQ community, people with mental disorders, a large range of religions, cultures, ethnicities, and ages. I like writing such a wildly diverse cast, but sometimes I feel like I’m trying too hard to make every character “special.” Or that my decisions are not realistic. Do you have any tips on this topic?”