Monday, September 3, 2012

Hey. I hear a lot of medical questions from writers, everything from poisoning to stab wounds. What happens in an ER? (It's not pandemonium, and it takes longer than three minutes from door to surgery.) What does the heart look like in surgery? (A picture is worth a thousand words.) How can my character take out his own appendix? (Don't try it.) Seems like a bunch of writers want access to reliable information. This blog will feature entries about items of medical interest to writers, and I'll review comments for requests for upcoming blogs. If you have a question you want answered privately, leave me your email in the comment. I'll do my best to get back to you. So...get out there and write that medical scene with the flavor of being there.

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic blog :) Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks, Elise.
      The "follow" button is now live!

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  2. Great idea, Kelly! I'm sure it's something I'll put to use in the future!

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  3. What a great idea. Is there a way to follow this blog? I don't see any follow me buttons.

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    1. Hi, Sandra.
      The "follow" button is up and functioning!
      I'd love to have you follow me!

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  4. Hi, Kelly! I look forward to checking out future blog posts. I shared a link to your blog in my blog post today.


    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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    1. Thank you, Susanne.
      The more followers the better.

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  5. I am working on a medical scene now and could really use some help! My email is alexagrace@cfl.rr.com.

    Thank you.

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  6. Kelly, this is a wonderful idea to help writers be accurate with medical scenes. I'll be back frequently.

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    1. Very good.
      Look forward to "seeing" you'
      The "follow" button is now live!

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  7. My thoughts are the same as Sandra's - I don't see a way to follow the blog and please make sure you come back and comment on your comments. I'd like to know your expertise and more about you too - there is so little on the blog - your archive and the postings and this being your first posting, doesn't lend much to you. Hopefully you will build this blog and add an email subscriber or subscribe anything button - so we can follow the blog as you develop it. E :)

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of FINALLY HOME, a middle grade/YA mystery written like a Nancy Drew mystery
    http://elysabethsstories.blogspot.com
    http://eeldering.weebly.com

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    1. The "follow" button is now up and functional!
      I'd love to have you follow me.
      I'll be "revealing" more about myself as the journey proceeds. :)

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  8. Great resource--thank you for inviting me to join the party! I second (or third) the wish for some sort of follow by email sort of thing.

    Would also like to chime in and say that if anyone has veterinary related medical questions, I'm more than happy to offer my two cents worth as well.

    I can be reached at akasarahmadison at gmail dot com

    I've also started a general resource community on Live Journal: http://b4iwasawriter.livejournal.com/ in which people can jointly share their expertise in their fields, though I have to say, the group has been largely inactive since its inception. *grins sheepishly*

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    1. Sarah--
      Thanks! I know vet questions come up.
      It'd be great to have you as a guest blogger once I get this off the ground.
      The "follow" button is now live.

      Sheepishly? :p good pun.

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  9. What a great site and article. Thanks, Kelly.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Marian. The "follow" button is now live!

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  10. Great idea, Kelly! I'll be tapping your shoulder in the future.

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    1. Happy to have you here, Kimber.
      Thanks for following!

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  11. Good stuff. I'd love to add you to my Blogroll on Ink in My Coffee, if that's okay.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Devon.
      I'd appreciate being added to your blog roll!
      Cheers, Kelly

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  12. Thanks for this, Kelly - I'm so glad I found it:) Good to have you as part of my research team:)...which is usually just me. Now I can come check out your place and see what ya got for me:)

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    1. Glad you like it, Kay Dee.
      I'm happy to be on your research team!
      Let me know if you have a question!

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    1. Thanks, PJ!
      I'm excited to be doing it!
      Kelly

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  14. Thank you! This is just the resource I was hoping to find. Now to get my questions together. :)

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    1. Hello, Babette.
      Glad you found the blog!
      Looking forward to your questions.
      Cheers, Kelly

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