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Allison Alexander

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Allison Alexander writes articles, edits sci-fi and fantasy books, and plays video games the rest of the time. She is the incurable author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, an honest (and occasionally sarcastic) testimony about living with a chronic illness. Allison makes her home in Hoth, a.k.a. Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her husband and their imaginary pet dragon. You can also find her chasing bokoblins in Hyrule, traipsing with elves in Middle-earth, or blogging at aealexander.com.

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How to Write a Character with Chronic Migraines

I regularly feature an interview with an expert on how to write about a character with a chronic illness or disability that they struggle with. While I still recommend getting a sensitivity reader for your work, use these posts to consider how you can accurately portray disabled characters. Today’s feature is chronic migraines with Nikki Albert. Shout out to Nikki for taking the time to answer my

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Children of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy
"I loved this one. I so wish there was more to this series, but it looks like not. Edie and Finn are great characters, and I really liked their romance. I also liked that it was very understated and wasn't the main point of the story.

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I got pretty exhausted re-reading the previous books to get here, but really enjoyed this one. Brandon Sanderson's style is so good—I like it better than Robert Jordan's. I particularly enjoyed the plotline with Egwene and the White Tower in this boo ...more
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Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
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My husband and I read this together and really enjoyed it! I wouldn't categorize this is a humorous book, but the subtle humour in some of the dialogue was my favourite. Loved the characters and looking forward to book 2. ...more
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“Those of us with chronic pain have something unique to offer, not in spite of our pain, but because of it. It's okay to grieve the losses of chronic illness. It's okay to be broken; everyone is in some way. Just because we're unfixable doesn't mean we're worthless.”
Allison Alexander, Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness

“Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us.”
C.S. Lewis
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“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”
Anne Lamott

“It's a gift. Never lend a book.”
Ronald D. Moore

“Behind every stressful thought is the desire for things to be other than they are.”
Toni Bernhard, How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

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