The Ten Rights of Medicalized Fiction:

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

What Every Indie Author Needs to Know.

Medicalizedfiction is not the same as medicalfiction.

Medical fictiondeals primarily with one or more healthcare issues, whatever the genre of the story, and whether or not healthcare professionals are main characters. Medicalized fictionconsists of any story in which characters are born or give birth, die of injury or disease, if they get into fights or wars, eat, sleep, work or strenuously exert themselves, feel emotions – in fact, if they engage in any activity at all (because if characters are doing nothing, there’s no reason to write anything) – their author will need to address the physical and psychological toll these activities take on their bodies and minds.

It doesn’t matter if the writing is about humans or animals or aliens – life leaves its marks on “real” beings, and plausibly constructed characters, whatever their genetic origins or…

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