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How Chronic Illness Influences My Writing | Collab with Ava Jae

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Published on Sep 27, 2016

Today's video is a collaboration with Ava Jae, author of BEYOND THE RED. We're talking about chronic illness, how it influences our writing, what we choose to write about, disability representation, etc. - ↓ open for more! ↓ -

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I have nuerofibromitosis, which causes chronic (daily) migraines. My health/disability influences my writing in several ways, from time management to how I write characters with limitations in my own stories. Accurate representation is really important to me. A good resource for learning more about proper disability representation is the Disability in Kidlit website. You should check that out if you're writing a book with disability or illness.

Disability in Kidlit's website: http://disabilityinkidlit.com

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