Tips for Writing About Characters with Burn Scars
Written by: Niki Averton
In today's world, burn 'victims' (as they're often called) are not always portrayed as 'the good guys' in television, movies, or other media sources. In many cases, characters are often portrayed as villains. At Phoenix Society, our goal is to continue to help educate those writing 'characters' in stories and encourage them to write with the mindfulness of whom a burn survivor really is.
In this comprehensive guide, you'll receive ten tips to help avoid the common mistakes often made when writing to craft a compelling character with scars. As a writer, we invite you to join our organization as we work to eliminate bad representation and understand that the impact of writing negative portrayals is more than skin-deep.
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