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There is No Benefit to Being Disabled

“Before my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, I knew what ‘the disabled’ looked like and I’m sure I had the right instincts towards ‘them’. But I had no understanding of what it was like to be ‘disabled’ and no understanding of … Continue reading

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I Am Staring at a Virtual White Piece of Paper

I am staring at a virtual white piece of paper and wondering where this is going to take me. Normally, when I start writing a blog post, I have an idea already in mind, but this week has been so … Continue reading

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Why on Earth Would You Want to Write about Eugenics?

“So what is your next book about?” “Eugenics.” “Eugenics, what’s that?” “Put simply the idea that if you breed good with good you get better.” “Why on earth would you want to write about that?” “Good question!” That is a … Continue reading

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Writing About Disability isn’t Pretty is it?

Having just started submitting my manuscript for Eugenica to literary agents I received a comment that made me ponder the wisdom of having four main characters all of whom are disabled; disability is not attractive! I agree, it is not. … Continue reading

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