Category Archives: Medicine

Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Sayantani DasGupta, Co-Author of The Demon Slayers and Other Stories

Our next author in this series is doctor-writer Sayantani DasGupta. I am a huge fan of Sayantani’s writing and am an avid follower of hers on twitter. (No, seriously, follow her!) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify … Continue reading

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Guest Posts over at Redwood’s Medical Edge

Some of my medical blog posts are up online over at Redwood’s Medical Edge. This website is a great resource for fiction writers looking for some tips on writing about medicine, and is maintained by an author and an experienced … Continue reading

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Medical Fiction Question #3: A Question So Easy a Brain Surgeon Could Answer It (Oh Wait…)

Q: (edited to remove specifics about the manuscript) In the book my one lead character – a Brain surgeon – will be performing two major surgeries during the life of the book, one on [an animal], and the other she … Continue reading

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Book Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

I am very confused as to what to say about this book (Book 2 in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series). It is a very poetic, lyrical, character-driven, romantic book…about werewolves. On the one hand, I can’t say enough about … Continue reading

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Biased Review of a Fabulous Essay: From Words to Brain by Livia Blackburne

From Words to Brain by Livia Blackburne What happens when you read? How does your brain derive meaning from words on a page? My writing buddy Livia, attempts to answer these questions by explaining some of the latest in neuroscience research in … Continue reading

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Medical Fiction Question #2: Labor Pains

Q: From writer DH (question edited for clarity): If you don’t mind, I’m having a hard time writing a scene for childbirth, and I can’t seem to stomach watching the youtube videos detailing birth. So I was hoping to get … Continue reading

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My epiphany: it’s about the writing, stupid

After almost two and a half years of writing full time, I’ve finally realized that I need to write. It’s not about being published for me, it’s actually about the stories and the writing process. If I go several days … Continue reading

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TV Show Review: Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim

From my blog post over at TVGeekArmy.com: I hate hospital shows. Not all of them, just the ones that take themselves too seriously, like Grey’s Anatomy, or ER, or… okay all of them. Having worked in a hospital myself, I get … Continue reading

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Medical fiction question #1: The Disorderly Orderly

I have gotten a great response from my guest post over at the GLA blog about writing a hospital scene. A few of the questions have just been way too specific for me to answer, but this past week I … Continue reading

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Have Medical Questions about Your Novel? Email me!

I’ve gotten a bunch of emails about my “How to Write a Hospital Scene” guest post from writers curious about how to fix their manuscripts. I’m working on a followup blog post, but until then–got a medical fiction question? Email … Continue reading

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