A few years back, before I had this wonderful blog as a place to dump all my writerly nursing advice and medical error pet peeves, I wrote an article for a great little e-zine called Vision: A Resource for Writers. (My first sale for actual cash!)
The article was called Written in Blood, and I think many of you might enjoy a look at it. It addresses some of the common myths and misinformation found in novels and hollywood/TV filmography about blood, bleeding and the human body, including some information about how to describe blood in a sensory fashion – sight, taste, touch, smell.
You can find the Written in Blood here: http://fmwriters.com/Visionback/Issue36/writblood.htm
Also, browse through the current edition of Vision here: http://www.lazette.net/vision/ The archives are available at the bottom of the screen and are well worth a look – they are truly a wealth of writing wisdom.