Now in Print! – Books 1, 2 and 3 in the Long and Hard series!
Just Romantic Suspense – June 26
Long and Short Reviews – July 23
Not Your Usual Suspects - June 26
Sizzling Hot Book Reviews – May 6
In Person and Online Appearances and Classes
Medical Speak for Writers
(With Nurse Practitioner, Joanie White).
Many romance novels feature a main or secondary character with a disease, an injury or a chronic illness. Others use the backdrop of a medical facility or conveyance or have a character who works in the medical field. In order to get the details straight—a critical necessity for today’s savvy reader—an author must be able to access credible medical information.
Medical Speak for Writers is a four-day class that covers the various types of medical facilities, the departments of a typical hospital, medical terminology, various medical specialties, patient experiences and common injuries.
Why is it so imperative to be accurate? How much detail is too much? What are the best and most credible plain speak websites to find the information you need to create plausible medical situations? We’ll feature:
- How much medical detail does your story need?
- Why is accuracy so important?
- Commonly featured errors, fallacies and misconceptions about medical care in fiction.
- Different types of hospitals, common departments, other medical facilities and conveyances.
- Non-medical personnel
- The best Internet sites for writers.
- Types of medical personnel, their job description and educational requirements, areas for conflict.
- The scope of volunteerism.
- The patient experience – common disorders and injuries, pregnancy, labor and delivery, common pediatric ailments, medicine through the ages.
- Common mental health conditions, complimentary medicine (formerly called alternative)
- Future medicine and Q&A.