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MG Novel: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Nest by Esther Ehrlich Nest by Esther Ehrlich is a literary upper middle grade to lower YA novel (read: “tween novel”) about a young girl named Naomi, or “Chirp,” living in 1970s Cape Cod and what happens to her family … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I have noticed a trend in my recent reviews. If a book has serious themes in it, I often preface my review by saying “I thought I wouldn’t like this but…” or “I was scared to read it but..” But … 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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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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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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