Accurately Portraying People with Disabilities
In this workshop, writers will learn about the multitude of disabilities that are under-represented in today’s literature. They will discern which words should and should NOT be used to describe those with different abilities. They will determine the proper course of action when gathering information about a specific diagnosis in order to accurately portray a character with said diagnosis. They will delve into the emotional and psychological perspectives of those with disabilities as well as the technical realities and legal standpoints regarding medicine, education, and the environment.
Award winning and best selling author, Kari Lemor writes forever and always love stories. She is the author of the Love on the Line romantic suspense series as well as the Storms of New England contemporary romance series. Her books focus on the characters and the challenges they face. She loves writing stories in the genre of hope, where characters push past all the hurt and anger and find a way to love each other. To show that if we want it bad enough, and work for it, we can have something good in our lives.