Characters in any genre need to have skills that contribute to their purpose in the story. That could come from their profession or even a hobby. Whether it’s a cop in a mystery or a field medic on a medieval battlefield, there are things authors can learn from modern experts to develop realistic characters. This month, Ley and Leigh sit down with experts in fields from biochemistry to journalism and talk about important aspects of those skills authors should know.
Whether your characters are working in an ER or they are doing field medicine on the battlefield, nearly every genre of adult fiction will have some need for knowledge of nursing. We sat with a wound nurse to discuss common mistakes in popular fiction and good resources to get things right.
First aired September 21, 2020.
UPDATE May 2022: Lorainne is no longer available to answer questions.