My guest post is online at Carina Press. It’s called Becoming Little. Here’s a snippet:
I am of slightly above-average height, but I have written a book about a little person, or a dwarf.
In order to get into character, I had to do a lot of mental adjustment. My heroine, Gretchen, is barely four feet tall. She lives in post-medieval Europe, somewhere around the Schwarzwald, or the Black Forest. She has the most common form of dwarfism, achondroplasia. It is the form you are probably most familiar with.
In order to get to know my character–to try her out, to see if she would work–I wrote a little scene about the kind of treatment she has to put up with: