Writing Advice from the Physically Abled

Everyone needs to be wholesome and rosy-cheeked, healthy sledding in the snow. Focus on how people can work out their differences rather than including problematic elements such as hatred. Minimize the nonsense of lifting a kneeling person to their feet. Focus mainly on bonding acceptable comrades. If you include suffering, you lick blood and drink tears; each word invokes a certain way. Do not linger over pain or speak of what’s happened to you. If you say that it happened, someone might get ideas. Avoid having villains. No character should ever be gleeful over unethical acts.

Kayla Bashe is a queer disabled graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and proud cat parent. Their website is https://kaybashe.wordpress.com/. Find them on twitter at @KaylaBashe.