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An Andro Named Sue

If there’s one thing that’s ticked me off over the years, its watching novels continually fail to portray mental illness accurately, realistically, and for the sake of character not plot. So, without further ado, here are your seven steps to getting mental illness right in your next story.

  1. How did they get here?
    You better make this fucking plausible, alright? You can have it be from trauma, you can have it be from family history, but whatever you do you have to do your fucking job and explain it and EXPLAIN IT WELL. Don’t just tell me it runs in the family and leave it you asshole, tell me how. Both sides of the family? One side? DNA or brain abnormality or environmental? This is everything. This is how the illness works and affects. If you don’t do this part well, your illness is going to fall flatter than a…

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