OH MY FUCKING GOD. THANK YOU
chocomanips said: Hi, darlin! Do you know of any guides on how to write a character that's paralyzed from the waist down?
Or, just a paralyzed character would be good!
Try some of these links boo:
- Simple Solutions For Writing Paralysis
- Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities.
- Terminology for writing about people with disabilities
- How Should I Write about People with Disabilities?
- How to Write Disabled Characters
- How Not to Write Disabled Characters
- Writing My First Wheelchair Bound Character Has Been Enlightening
- Writing About a Disabled Character: Living with Paralysis
- How to play a disabled character
- Script Reader Gripes: #3 Why aren’t we writing disabled characters?
- On the Handling of Disabled Characters
- Writing a Character With a Disability
- Writing Realistic Disabled Characters
- Writing about Disability
- Great Characters With Disabilities In YA and MG
- 5 Step Guide on Writing a Character with X Disorder or X Disease
- Four things to keep in mind when writing a character with a disability
The more I write stories for young people, and the more young readers I meet, the more I’m struck by how much kids long to see themselves in stories. To see their identities and perspectives—their avatars—on the page. Not as issues to be addressed or as icons for social commentary, but simply as people who get to do cool things in amazing worlds. Yes, all the ‘issue’ books are great and have a place in literature, but it’s a different and wildly joyous gift to find yourself on the pages of an entertainment, experiencing the thrills and chills of a world more adventurous than our own.
And when you see that as a writer, you quickly realize that you don’t want to be the jerk who says to a young reader, ‘Sorry, kid. You don’t get to exist in this story; you’re too different.’ You don’t want to be part of our present dystopia that tells kids that if they just stopped being who they are they could have a story written about them, too. That’s the role of the bad guy in the dystopian stories, right? Given a choice, I’d rather be the storyteller who says every kid can have a chance to star.”