Welcome Writers, Readers and all lovers of Medical Fiction!

Welcome! This blog is for all those writers and readers of medical fiction, and all its subgenres: be it thriller, crime, mystery, romance, drama, or all the above. All those characters: docs, nurses, dieticians, medics, speech paths, psychologists, and everyone else and of course all those settings: OR, ER, ICU, PACU, Med-Surg, Locked Psych, and everyplace else. Share Your Thoughts and Ideas. This is an unpretentious, intellectual and fun-loving blog about this wide-open, expanding and fascinating genre of fiction- MEDICAL FICTION

Monday, July 4, 2011

Medical Story Writing: Character or Setting ?

Do you pick your setting first. The action packed stereotypical Emergency room with all the fast- paced adrenalin pumping action. Or the Operating room, with lots of life and death action and drama.
Do you build your characters around that setting?
Do you have an idea in mind for the character first? That misunderstood, misinterpreted and determined Doctor or Nurse or God forbid Hospital Administrator. Do you develop that character through dialogue? Too much or not enough Dialogue? Too much or too little descriptive setting?
Do you follow all the "RULES" for general fiction writing.
Does every medical professional have a novel or two or three in them? Do they ever get to share, or like a war veteran do they repress, suppress and suck it up all day and go on to the next day?

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