Cost of living calculators are often too general to be useful. What if you have a pet, or if you want to belong to a gym? What if you want to live like P. Diddy? BuzzFeed built one that takes all that into account.
The problem is how rarely people of color are cast in major roles that are not explicitly written for people of color.
Ten years ago, my first novel Prep came out. Three novels later, here's what I've learned about the publishing industry and writing since then.