stethoscope on stack of books

Medicine, Manuscripts, and Mayhem!

Jillian David

Medicine, Manuscripts, and Mayhem!

Jillian David

Medical situations can make fiction more dramatic and can hook readers—just ask fans of General Hospital, the longest-running soap opera in American history! By using accurate medical details, characters, and scenarios, you can improve the believability of your book and rivet readers.

Participants will review background information about typical medical training and discuss urban versus rural practices, which is helpful when writing about small town settings! Learn how to use “three truths and a lie” with medical details to stretch the believability of your story. We will touch on health disparities found in various populations and regions of the US.

There may be demonstrations of basic medical techniques and common emergency scenarios.

Bonus session: Use your stethoscope as a nunchuck. (just kidding) (not really—it works great!)

Award-winning and bestselling author Jillian David quickly writes then slowly edits paranormal, suspense, and adventure romances. She loves to use medical situations and characters to drive drama in her books. Her favorite cell is the platelet and her least-favorite organ is the pancreas. She fully believes that curse words, when appropriately deployed during surgery, are hemostatic. Which also explains why no book of hers will ever bleed out...

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