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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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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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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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How to write a hospital scene–Guest post at GLA

Head over to  the GLA blog to check out my guest post called “How to Write a Hospital Scene in Your Novel“! Let me know what you think.

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Kid’s Medical Book review: Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (March 1, 2009) Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro is a book of testimonials from children about what it’s like to have a sibling with autism. … Continue reading

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Kid’s Medical Book Review: ABC Doctor: Staying Healthy from A to Z by Liz Murphy

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 36 pages Publisher: Blue Apple Books ABC Doctor: Staying Healthy from A to Z by Liz Murphy is a list of doctor’s visit terminology in alphabetical order, ranging from “A is for Appointment” and “B … Continue reading

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Kid’s Medical Book Review: My Friend the Doctor by Joanna Cole

Reading level: Baby-Preschool Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: HarperFestival (July 26, 2005) My Friend the Doctor by Joanna Cole is a very cute book about a young girl named Hannah who goes to the pediatrician to get a checkup. The text … Continue reading

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Helping Make Doctor Visits Less Scary — Free Online Read-Along Stories for Kids at HANS

What many of you may not know is that I have an MD and used to work as a pediatric resident at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children (on a side note–check out their video interviews with a few of their … Continue reading

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