Q:If you're looking to write a deaf/Deaf character or understand Deaf culture, I recommend looking for Deaf or ASL blogs with subtitles on YouTube. Also research the difference between deaf and Deaf, as it would affect the character immensely.
Awesome, thanks for the advice!
Q:I want to write a deaf character, but I know that there is a lot more to deaf culture then just not hearing. Is there anywhere that you can point me towards that would help me learn more so that my character is not insulting deaf culture?
Diversity Cross-Check appears to have a tag for deafness so that could be a good starting point for talking to someone.
Here are some other links:
Q:I'm writing a story based on part of the kalevala, where the magical blacksmith ilmarinen, stricken with sorrow from the death of his wife tries to create for himself a new wife from gold and silver. and i was wondering if you had any art, resources or tips for writing an "android" or mechanical woman?
I’d never heard of The Kalevala before this message, but I’ll see what I can do!
The first thing that came to my mind reading this was the golem of Jewish folklore, which is a humanoid creature made of some material like clay or stone. Obviously this is different from what you’re trying to write, but you could look more into that mythology to get some ideas.
If you’re looking for a more sci-fi/robot-like angle, you could try these links:
- Tips for Writing a Robotic/AI Character. This has some other links within it that you can check out
- This post also has info and external links
- Top 25 Best Robot Science Fiction, if you want to get some reading recommendations
- "Robots?!" Forum on NaNoWriMo
- Speculative Fiction Tropes: Robots
Hopefully at least one or two of these will be of some use!