Jun 16, 2021

***Spoiler warnings for Ori and the Will of the Wisps*** I have played Ori and the Blind Forest at least three times, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps twice. I love these games—they are fun, challenging, beautiful, and full of encouraging themes like self-sacrifice. However, I can also critique the things that I…

May 19, 2021

Here on the blog, I feature a bi-weekly interview with an expert on how to write about a character with a chronic illness or disability that they struggle with. While I still recommend getting a sensitivity reader for your work, use these posts to consider how you can accurately portray disabled characters. Today’s feature is…

Apr 28, 2021

It’s pretty obvious that I’m a huge fan of diversity in fiction. This is why I was excited to see the diverse casting choices made for the Netflix adaptation of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. The Alina of the show is not how I imagined her, because she is described in the books as…

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Allison Alexander is the author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, the Editorial Director at Mythos & Ink publishing, and a co-host of the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding podcast. She regularly writes about how disability is represented in fiction and reviews sci-fi and fantasy books.

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