The Grim Reader: A Pharmacist's Guide to Putting Your Characters in Peril (Paperback)

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Many authors draw from headlines or movies rather than personal experience to write drug-related scenes, and the result may be more fiction than fact. So, how can you craft a convincing scene involving accidental use of fentanyl-tainted pot or a murder attempt with grandma's pain pills?

A much-needed resource, The Grim Reader details how to write medical scenarios that result in realistic page-turners. As drug inaccuracies multiply in screenplays, scripts, novels, and audio plays, Dr. Miffie Seideman, Pharm.D. provides writers (and editors) with the background and authenticity necessary to develop plausible plotlines, including:

- Pertinent drug facts, tips, and symptoms
- Symptom timelines
- Tips for developing historically accurate scenes
- Common street drug names and slang
- Sample scenarios to demonstrate how to weave the information into a believable scene
- Writing prompts to provide scene starters and offer practice

Combining Seideman's pharmacology knowledge with her love for creative writing, The Grim Reader is the ultimate guide to help authors craft accurate drug scenes and avoid medical mistakes.

About the Author

Dr. Miffie Seideman, Pharm.D. worked as a newborn ICU pharmacist for over 25 years, lectured on medication errors and drug safety, and led medication safety teams. As an avid triathlete, she also spends long training rides developing her new gritty YA fantasy, mixing demons, dragons, and betrayal. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684352142
ISBN-10: 1684352142
Publisher: Red Lightning Books
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English