Any tips for writing a mute person? This is my first time writing one and I don't know if there are certain things I should avoid or not. Thanks!
I’ve tried writing a mute person myself once, and sadly, I didn’t finish the book. But! I don’t know of any things you automatically need to avoid without doing some research. I’m glad that you want to do that character justice and avoid offending or misinterpreting a kind of person.
The only thing I can tell you for sure is to make sure that character doesn’t speak (which duh) also think of the different ways your character can communicate. Do they know sign language? Do they write stuff down? Etc..
But again, definitely research. That’s your best bet.