Hello, bloggy friends!
So sorry about the absences lately. I’ve been spending every minute after work and on the weekends packing for my move next week, so I’ve been a little remiss.
Today is Tuesday (obviously) and I usually do Top Ten Tuesday, but I wasn’t really a fan of the topic, so I’m going to announce this instead:
After I move (or around that time), I plan on doing a series of posts about bodily injuries/disabilities and how a person would walk, talk, move, eat, sleep, complain, etc. while recovering from certain injuries.
I know this sounds gruesome, but when your characters get themselves into a jam and have, say, a broken leg, they don’t just hobble around on crutches.
And by the way, did you know there are about EIGHT different ways to walk with crutches? Hmm? Wouldn’t you like to know which side of the body a cane is SUPPOSED to be used? And what if the stitches or scar gets infected? What happens next? How does the character respond?
If you have any kind of medical/physical/movement problems in your stories – and let’s be real, nobody escapes a good story unscathed – wouldn’t you like to know the physiological responses behind them?
I won’t go into all the really boring in-depth detail of each injury, but having a good review of them would help you get into the mind of your character and what they’re feeling.
I’ll be covering a wide range of topics, including orthopedic injuries, strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, other neurological problems, development delays and childhood traumas, wounds, recovery after injury, etc.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if there is a specific injury or disease that you’d like explained in greater detail, and from a writer whose seen and treated it in person, then leave your request in the comments below.
I await your commands! What do you need? How can I help you?
I look forward to this series and your requests.
“Today we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better bring a lunch, ’cause it’s gonna have a long day doing it.”
― Jim Beaver, Life’s That Way: A Memoir
“In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.”
― Oliver Sacks