What is it like being a disabled fiction writer? This week, Harper shares her journey as a disabled—and particularly dyslexic—writer, from crafting stories as a child to studying creative writing at Emerson College to working towards traditionally publishing her novels about disability. She opens up about the isolation and ableism she’s faced in writing spaces, the difficulties of pursuing a career in direct conflict with her disabilities, and not just why but how, she keeps going to meet her goals and make an impact. Harper and Shruti also discuss the nuances of authentic authorship and how the publishing industry can better support marginalized writers.

Check out Harper’s blog, Write It Disabled

https://writeitdisabled.com/?p=93

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Originally published as Ep. 11 - Being A Disabled Fiction Writer at The Disabled Standard

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