Writing Mental Illness

Mental illness has become a hot button topic of discussion lately, especially in regards of how to treat it, how to handle it as a society, and how to navigate the dialogue about it. Certainly, giving characters a mental illness can provide an extra and interesting dynamic to the character and the story line, but like anything else such as historical or scientific accuracy, it needs to be handled with respect to reality. Rosie Claverton provided a list of the top five mistakes writers often make when it comes to portraying and creating characters with mental illnesses.

Read the full article here: Biggest Mistakes in Writing Mental Illness

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