I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about how to write characters who are amputees. As a person with four functioning appendages, I decided the best course of action is to pass the microphone to some folks who actually have the disability in question.
Here’s a list of resources from real-life amputees. If you are an amputee, send me an ask with anything you’d like writers to know, and I will add it to this post!
9 Things I Wish I Knew When I Became an Amputee
The Life of an Amputee
“Life is Worth Living:” Lessons I Learned as a Triple Amputee
Your Stories – Amputee Coalition
Inspirational Stories – Amputee Coalition
True Story: My Leg Was Amputated
Things Not to Say to Amputees
Living With Limb Loss: What Amputees Can Expect During the First Six Months Post-Surgery
Amputees on Airplanes
10 Things I Do Differently as a Quadruple Amputee
Morning Routine of an Amputee
Best Selling Books About Women Amputees
Popular Goodreads Books About Amputees
I hope this helps, and happy writing!
About the Author
Brooksie C. Fontaine is an author and illustrator, currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing.