Since I started writing, I’ve basically had to become a medical researcher. I’ve researched amputations, miscarriages, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, postpartum depression, broken bones, selective mutism—and the list goes on. I never expected research would be so necessary, particularly since I’ve yet to write a really research-driven book—a historical novel for instance. Most of my research has been internet and book based, but I recently discovered a kind blogger who answers writers' medical questions.
Lydia at The Word is My Oyster is a doctor, a reader, and a writer who is knowledgeable about all kinds of medical matters. I recently sent her a question I’ve had for a while and she was kind enough to answer it on her blog!
I have a character in my current WIP who has epilepsy and I need him to be in the hospital by the end of the book. However, I haven’t understood exactly what sends him to the hospital.
Check out Lydia’s fantastic answer here!