Do you have plans next weekend?! How about being my date to a star-studded event in Hollywood? We’ll hang out in the green room, interview celebrities on the red carpet and check out the after party! It’s the Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser and it only happens once a year! Today is the last day to enter for a chance to join me in LA; it’s a once in a lifetime event for an incredible cause.
Know Your Burns
We’ve all got to that point in our writing where you want a character to be injured, and you want it to be as serious as possible, but at the same time you still want the character to live (that is, unless you are George R.R. Martin), and you still want them to be able to do certain things. And you might want to be able to describe it well, rather than just saying ‘Rosie badly cut her finger on the knife’.
I got to this point when I had a massive explosion in my story. I wanted my main character to be affected by it, but I didn’t want her to die (yet). So I spent a good few hours researching, which I will turn into a brief summary article for you guys.
Warning: there will be pictures of burns. Some of them won’t be pretty.
Research dollars spent on a disease versus how that disease impacts quality of life