We recap the highlights of our #diklSFF Twitter chat, including a link to the full Storify.
Many characters who may be mentally ill reject treatment out of hand, considering therapy a waste of time and suspecting medication will turn them into a zombie. Why are these narratives so popular? What are the alternatives?
Writing about characters with mental illness can be challenging in various ways. How do you accurately convey a character’s state of mind, without compromising on clarity or excitement? How do you show a character’s skewed perceptions of the world?
If our contributors could tell an author writing a character with their disability one thing–besides “do your research”–what would it be?