The last few days have been dark ones for me, I'm afraid. You see, I haven't been able to really use my hands.
As many of you know, I have fibromyalgia. But it has been but a nuisance until this week. Monday, the pain hit with a vengeance and kept me from commenting, writing, driving, caring for my kids, etc.
Today, the pain has waned enough for me to type of it. So I ask you, have you ever created a character with a physical flaw? Something that keeps him or her from doing something they love? Maybe it is a writer who cannot write, a blind pianist, a deaf standup comedian--those are very literal interpretations. But perhaps something deeper, more subtle...Depression keeping a protagonist in bed at that crucial moment, fear of heights forbidding a character from saving their own daughter's life.
What do you think of physical flaws in writing?
Because I wasn't able to type yesterday, I couldn't promote T.H.E. Hill's guest blog. If you haven't already, read his very interesting post about Monterey Marys and their role in espionage. His book, Voices Under Berlin, is now available.