Diversity in Fiction: Including the Mentally Ill

It’s always important to remember that in real life no two people are exactly the same so why should your characters be. Creating diverse populations in your book is important and remembering not to stereotype even more so.
I think this article displays fantastically the challenges a writer faces when trying to create realistic characters.

Author Tasha L. Driver

Guest Author – Katie De Long

People are a mess of neural connections and impressions, and that can make it really daunting to write a convincing character, let alone a realistic mental illness. Mental illnesses, and neurodivergence can affect the way that we form those impressions, and the way that we receive them, too.

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