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.

Youtube Creators:

Ellen Brock
Rachel Writes
ShaelinWrites
Tomi Adeyemi
OhSheReads
Merphy Napier
Hello Future Me
Francina Simone
WriteHollyDavis
Tamara Woods
The Naked FireFly
Liselle Sambury
Author D.L. Tillery
Written In Melanin

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!
Ten Things to Know Before Adding a Non-Binary Character

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

#thingsdisabledpeopleknow #disabledpeoplearehot #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!