How to Write Disabled Characters

interviews with chronically ill and disabled people on how to write characters with their conditions

Representation matters. Writers often get details wrong or fall into stereotypical portrayals of characters with health conditions. To get it right, talking to people who actually have your character’s illness is paramount, and this is where this blog series comes in. While I still recommend hiring sensitivity readers once your story is complete, this is a place to start to get a basic of understanding of chronic conditions.

If you would like to participate in this series or suggest a condition you would like represented, send me a message!

  • Jan 20, 2021 — How to Write a Character with Celiac Disease (Interview with Vikki Patis)
  • Feb 24, 2021 — How to Write a Character with Muscular Dystrophy (Interview with Erin Hawley, a.k.a. The Geeky Gimp)
  • COMING Mar 10, 2021 — How to Write a Character with Fibromyalgia (Interview with Shelley, a.k.a. Chronic Mom)
  • COMING Mar 24, 2021 — How to Write a Character with Face Blindness (Interview with Claudia Gironi, a.k.a. Wisesnail)
  • COMING Apr 7, 2021 — How to Write a Character with Anxiety (Interview with Fay Onyx)