Writing Tips

In lieu of surfing through the blog pages scattered throughout my site, I’ve set this page up for accessing them all from one location. Along with those writing tips, I’ll also have information on the history of prosthetics through the ages, as well as how 3D printing and social media plays into it (if you’re sniffing a possible thesis topic, your spot on….it’s been written and published). This page, and the linked ones, are constantly being updated (if they’re mine and not linked to wonderful outside articles), and the ones not hyperlinked, have not been written, but will be soon. Please keep in mind, everything here is meant to help advocate for inclusivity. I speak from a mostly able-bodied, quiet pan, white female woman, and if anything that might be seen in a negative light shows up in my work, please let me know. Like everyone else, I’m constantly working on myself, and my language.

dis-Ability and Neruo-diversity

Instances of Prosthetic use in one handy timeline

Breaking the Mold, or Rather Not

Understanding the ADA Standards and how they affect your view on shared space

3D Printing and Organ/Limb Replacement

Handicapped Writers Resources (link to Author Lynn Viehl page)

Great Article: Yes, Blind People Read Books, and We Write Them Too

Great Video: Human Neurodiversity Should Be Celebrated for Its Strengths, Not Treated as a Disorder

Great Article on Advice from An Expert: Disabled Traveling

Teacher Sees in Color for First Time

This Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses With Service Dogs And It’s Totally Heartwarming

Multi-Cultural and Multi-Gendered

Great Article on Eight Absurdities We Force on Female Characters

Graceful Portraits Capture Transgender People as They Age

Marco Marco Features All Trans Models At New York Fashion Week

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Great Article on 12 Books Celebrating Contemporary Queer Writers of Color

LGBTQ Reads- a great resource for searching for diverse reads!

If you’re looking for ideas on who/how to base your characters and what they want to represent (because characters have their own minds, lol), I’d suggest researching and reading books that feature characters like yours, and perhaps checking out the hashtags associated with it. It is a fun rabbit hole to fall into, just don’t get too lost in it! Your book won’t write itself sadly.

Hashtags

#criplit   #HotPersonInAWheelChair   #DisabilityAwareness   #bodypositive #wheelqueens   #disabledandcute   #disabled   #babewithamobilityaid #disabledmodel   #cleg   #amputeelife   #amputee   #newleg   #ottobock #amputeemodel   #amputeestrong   #adaptiveathlete   #armamputee #doubleamputee   #iamadaptive   #amplife   #amputeepride #chronicillness   #chronicillnesswarrior   #chronicpain   #disabilitypride #disabilityadvocate   #thefutureisaccessable   #disabledpeople #disabilitycommunity   #curveyandcrippled   #handicapable   #quadlife #chronicwarrior   #mentalwellness   #hypermobility   #chronicallyfabulous #queeranddisabled   #invisableillness   #disabilityadvocate #BlackBeauty #WritingWhileBlack #CulturalCritic #POCWritersOfInstagram #POCWriters #WomenOfColor #indianStories #SouthAsian #WomenOfColor #LatinaWriter #LatinxWriter #WeAreInclusion #LGTBQ #Multicultural #Hijab #BlackGirlMagic #HeadWrap #NaturalHairLoves #BrownGirl #BlackGirlsAreLit #CelebrateDiversity #SouthAsian #MixedRace #Polynesian #EmbraceYourCurls #StrongWomen #DesiWomen

These hashtags are just a dip in the bucket! You can search just about any hashtag and bounce around to the ones you like until you find one that works for what you’re searching for. A high recommend for a quick search that can turn into a long one!

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