Hi, I've been looking through literatures from around the world and noticed that people only write about cultures they belong from. For example, Austen's works are based in England and Tolstoy's in Russia. Are you bound to write about culture from where you belong? I mean if you have an interest in another country's history and you wanted to write a historical novel about it, will it be morally ok? Because people began to point out that you should promote your own culture and should be proud of it and so on. Will I be a traitor to do so? I have also noticed that people who do so don't get recognition like the ones I have mentioned. What do you think? So are you bound to write about your country, your people and language? My second question is that I can't post on other parts of this forum as I am new member. When will I be able to? Thanks!