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Now, this was an exciting thing to diagnose my second main character with because now, I get to explore the mental disability and write a character from a completely different and new perspective.
I really enjoy writing this character (and both of them for that matter) because he is so different and writing from his perspective is so interesting because his mindset is so unique.
My advice to anyone who is going to write a character with a mental disibility is this...do you research. You can't write a mentally disibilty based off of what everyone around you says. Because most of the time, it isn't what it's made out to be. Especially if you got your information from someone who doesn't have the illness or from a movie or anything of the sort. Make sure you do your research and, if possible, even talk with someone who has the illness. If you don't know anyone who has it, then find someone on the internet who does. Maybe someone who has a Youtube channel or even just an interveiw online with someone who has it.
My character, Tatum Dallas, is definitely one of my favorite characters that I have ever written but he's also a very hard one to write.
Reason number one: He's a male. And well...I'm not.
Reason number two: He's mentally unstable. And well...I'm not.
But I'm making sure to do all of my research and get my facts straight. And it's been a very fun process.
I'm so excited to finish this novel and share it with the world. :D