Occasionally we read a story with a disabled character. The first one we meet may be Captain Hook. Ahab, another sailor, lost a leg to Moby Dick.
How does a disability – long-term or temporary (think “Rear Window”) – make a difference in a character’s behavior? What does he or she do to compensate? To overcome? To forget? What does he or she add to your story’s tone?
This piece points out some advantages to consider before you discount adding a disabled character.
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