Monthly Archives: June 2009

Cut-Throat Old Ladies

How much strength dose it take to cut a throat? Can an old lady do it? I’ll be honest. When I got this question in my inbox, I thought to myself, ‘how should I know’? And then I thought ‘how … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning 101

My character ate some fish that’s gone more than a little bad. Now what? As with almost everything in writing, the answer is – that depends. Food poisoning can be caused by any of over 250 substances (bacteria, parasites, fungi, … Continue reading

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Animal Attacks

So your character is wandering along, minding his own business when out of nowhere a vicious creature leaps on him intent on lunch. The intrepid hero manages to fight the beast off, or perhaps the plucky heroine rescues him for … Continue reading

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