The second volume of the Writer’s Guide to Medicine series, Illness & Injury, by Natalie Dale, MD, is here! Published by Ranunculus Press, the anticipated second volume launched on July 31, 2022. Volume 2: Illness & Injury is packed with straightforward, practical, and sometimes hilarious advice that will transform your writing about medicine from a research nightmare to an enjoyable adventure.
Medicine is hard. Writing about medicine doesn’t have to be.
Struggling to write your character’s chronic illness? Need to injure a character but don’t know how? Look no further! Let physician and author, Natalie Dale, MD, be your guide to writing about medicine.
In Volume 1: Setting & Character, Dr. Dale navigated writers through the complex maze of hospital settings and medical professions. Now, the doctor is back, tackling one of fiction writers’ biggest and most important questions: how to believably injure, poison, sicken, maim, mutilate, disable, or otherwise cause harm to their beloved characters.
In Volume 2: Illness & Injury, you’ll learn:
- How to believably injure characters—and the treatment they’ll need to survive.
- Which life-threatening conditions might afflict your young, otherwise healthy character.
- How to describe tough medical situations, such as suicide, miscarriage, and cancer.
- How to avoid medical clichés and harmful misrepresentations.
- And much, much more!
Volume 2: Illness & Injury is packed with straightforward, practical, and sometimes hilarious advice that will transform your writing about medicine from a research nightmare to an enjoyable adventure.