Writing Characters With Disabilities

Writing Characters With Disabilities

Resources for writers who want to include disabled characters in their work. Learn about common stereotypes and appropriate language, find research sources, and learn how to write fiction that includes characters with disabilities.

These links represent a portion of the resources available to students who attend a Writing the Other class or Master Class

Tropes & Stereotypes to Avoid

Language and Voice

Resources and Research

How To Do It Well

Master Class: Writing Deaf and Blind Characters

This class, taught by partially deaf and partially blind writer and editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, walks students through the process of researching and understanding both conditions for fiction writing.

Click here to see the full description and purchase the class.