I've been wanting to write a romance idea that occurred to me. I think it would be amazing.
The problem? The main, POV character is African American.
At first I thought, "Okay, that'll work. I've written from a man's point of view, surely it wouldn't be any harder to write from another's woman's, even if she's African American and I'm not."
But then I started to wonder.
I don't want to do a rotten job or be cultural offensive. I'm not a genius, just a writer.
I always enjoy trying to write from under someone else's skin, imagine other people's experiences and viewpoints. But I can't know how well it will turn out, or even IF it will turn out.
Is writing this character something I shouldn't even attempt? Or should I try, and see how it goes?
Any advice for the process (or research I should do), if I do attempt this story?