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NaNoWriMo Prep: Character Exercises

In my grandiose plan, I was going to write a character exercise or two and post them. But why invent a wheel, when I can mine the interwebs for already working wheels? Below are links to help create characters quickly as you don’t have months to spend with them prior to writing them. Chuck Wendig’s […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources for Writing A Characters With A Different Skin Color

Below are a few links to help you get started in writing a character of a different ethnicity or race (meaning skin tone). Please note that the links below will not give you everything you need to write about a character with this particular kind of different background, they are just places online to start. […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources for Writing Different Spiritual Beliefs

Belief, faith, and religion are all a bit intermingled to me. Belief is feeling something is true. Faith is acting on that feeling. Religion codifies beliefs and faiths into rituals and stories to bind a community together. Below are links to help write characters of different spiritual or religious beliefs. Like every other resource guide, […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources for Writing Different Mental Abilities

The links write about disability in general for the most part. Despite my decent skills with Google, finding the correct set of key words to get blog posts (and not forum threads) about writing developmentally disabled characters eluded me. So I’ve added a few links to virtual and physical communities built for people with mental […]

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NaNoWrimo Prep: Resources for Writing A Characters With Different Physical Abilities

Most of the resources I was able to find deal with writing a deaf character. I’ve split the different links into categories of deaf, blind, and missing limbs. I’m still looking for detail-oriented posts that are work for writing paraplegic and quadriplegic characters. Disability in general: Stephanie Green’s Writing About Disability Adam Pottle’s Five Rules […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources for Writing About Characters With Chronic Illnesses

Never judge a book by it’s cover. While I dislike trading in absolutes, initial impressions are rarely the final word in any arena. Doubly so for people who show no obvious outward signs of disability. Chronic conditions and illnesses (heretofore referred to as chronic issues) such as cerebral palsy or vitiligo can be obvious. However, issues […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources for Writing A Different Sexuality

Love is love is love is love. While who your character loves isn’t necessarily who they are sexually attracted to (they could be be asexual and biromantic), who your character is sexually attracted (and who they romantically love) does affect who they are so it’s important to give actual consideration to who each of your […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources for Writing A Different Gender

Finding resources to write different genders turned out to be way harder than I thought. I could find resources for writing the male perspective as a female and writing LGBTQ perspectives but very few articles that split writing from different gender identities off into its own thing. Maybe I’m being obtuse, but if you’re going […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources for Writing Mental Wellnesses

Mental illness is often considered an invisible ailment because the symptoms of disorders like PTSD, depression, and anxiety aren’t outward facing like a limp, wheelchair, or hearing aid. This makes representation for people who deal with these hurdles every day important because you can’t tell if someone has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder by looking […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Getting Ready to Write the Other

When I see what’s going in with the world today, I want to do my part to make it better. The way I feel most comfortable doing that is with words and encouraging others with the same urge and same knack for stories to do the same. This may be idealistic and naive but I […]

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