Merry Christmas guys! As many of you know, this is my favourite time of year, and I can’t help but create another tag game for you all. (You know I love a good tag) This year, I’m changing gears slightly and focusing the questions on reading, instead of writing (Check out my tag from last year here). Answer these questions based on your favourite books, your current read, or any characters you’d like!
Guys! It’s almost December, and you know that usually means my Christmas obsession takes over, but this year we have something else to celebrate! Thanks to the wonderful Megan Tennant, we get to celebrate some amazing indie authors in this fun new game: The Indiecember Reading Challenge. To learn more, check out this awesome video by Megan Here are the basics: Review an indie book on Amazon during December. (even if you read it previously, that’s ok!
Your character wakes up in a hospital, machines beeping, bright lights, but where are they? WHO are they? And who can they really trust? As time goes on, bits of memory flit through their mind. Confusing flashes that are frustrating, disorienting, and scary. Like Concussions, amnesia is a favorite tool for writers. It makes sense; it’s a great way to spur conflict, create a quest or journey, and help us get to know the character, as they re-learn about themselves.
You have a character who is dying or has a disease/condition that puts their life at risk. Maybe cancer, ALS, or even just getting on in years. Whatever the reason, they may have decided they don’t want life-saving measures performed if they get worse. This could include CPR, defibrillation, intubation, feeding tubes, IVs, certain medications, etc. Or maybe, your character is the nurse/doctor caring for this patient. How does the healthcare team treat patients who are DNR (do not resuscitate)?
Your character got a bad knock on the head; happens to the best of us. Although tempting to write the following scenario, DON’T! Your character is punched. They’re unconscious for several minutes before waking up with a headache, maybe a bit out of it/acting silly. A week later (or worse, later that day), they are back to their plucky selves, fighting crime, getting into mischief, what have you.* Unfortunately, if you’re going for a realistic story, that ain’t happening.