"So many people's view of autistic people comes from listening to neurotypical parents of neuroatypical children who see autism as a scourge to be foug…
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"I've come to realize my characters aren't broken--they're just not neurotypical. Like us."
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"My main writing advice tends to be: ignore writing advice!"
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There was so much interest in the April autistic author interview series that my interviews ended up spilling over into May! For the first half of this…
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Friday Chatter: Special InterestsOne of my favorite moments from this week’s interviews was Arula Ratnakar’s discussion of using special interests in her fiction. For Arula, thi…
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"I always put my special interests into my stories, in fact, the combination of my set of special interests at any given point in time is always the fo…
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"It helps to have people around who can sympathize and who will look at autistic themes or characters in your work and go 'wow, relatable.'"
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"I think what we all have in common as people is that, as we age, campfire stories harden into personal mythology."
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Friday Chatter: Being YourselfThis week’s interviews all touch on the essential dilemma I wrote about in the “Autism, Writing, and Craft” series, and they all suggest subtly …
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"Writing’s an exercise in radical empathy—but it’s not empathy for other people so much as for parts of yourself, and the parts of other people you see…
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"They will tell you you are not a good writer because you don't write the way they expect people to write. Write it anyway."
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Mette is a national bestselling author of The Bishop's Wife as well as numerous YA fantasies like The Princess and the Hound. She is also an endurance …
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