Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Reference Injuries: Can Your Character Keep Fighting?

Reference Injuries: Can Your Character Keep Fighting?  by Lindsi McIntyre

Not Quite Dead: A Writer's Guide to Serious Injuries and Calamaties by Bryn Donovan

Turns out there are lots of similar websites and books on this topic.  

I stumbled across these websites on Pinterest and thought it might be of interest to WHSLA Members, considering the medical angle for writers.  It may also have implications for gamers, too?

It made me think of the horrendous injuries Jamie Frazer suffers throughout the Outlander series, and how in the world he would have been able to build that house for Claire in North Carolina, or do any number of things that would have caused disability in any other human being.  But he recovered from each injury to lead a normal life.  Probably because Claire brought her medicines and healing knowledge from the future! [Wink!]

Have any fiction writers asked you for help in finding references to injuries or illnesses?  

1 comment:

  1. I've been asked to find literature for an expert witness in a trial, but nothing as exciting as a fiction book. I've also often wondered how Jamie F could do all that! He must be superhuman.