Friday, December 11, 2009

I think I've gone too far...

There’s something really wrong about googling ‘man bleeding to death YouTube.’

These are the lengths that writers will go to in order to get things accurate. How people die in my book seems to be strangely important to me; like playing God. Even those occurring off-stage are significant.

My brother, a doctor, has been consulted over all of the deaths in my book. You been a bad person? You’re gonna get a nasty death… I love it.

Is that wrong?

Anyway… my googling ‘man bleeding to death YouTube’ also included the words ‘Holby City’ because my internet research threw up (Ha! pun intended) a character on the BBC medical drama with oesophageal varices (Link WARNING) bleeding to death and I wanted to have a watch of it! I couldn't find it on YouTube....

Oh blimey, hark at me. It IS wrong…

9 comments:

SpiralSkies said...

It's a comedy then, your novel, yes? :0)

Debs said...

I'm having to research pretty gruesome stuff at the moment, but when it comes to writing sometimes we have to do these things, and it can also be fascinating, in a grim sort of way.

Queenie said...

Hahahaha I think that's hilarious (but then I would, wouldn't I?)

ChrisH said...

I know what you mean! Fortunately no one bleeding to death in my books so that's one I don't have to research. (I'll turn round now and find that one of my characters has just done for another!)

DJ Kirkby said...

I dare not follow the link. I killed too many people off in my last novel and had to reincarnate them.

HelenMHunt said...

I think I might give those links a miss. Especially with what next week has in store for me.

Lane said...

All hail to google. How did we manage without it:-)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

There are some awful images on the Internet and I tend to stay away from YouTube because it's brought up some pretty nasty stuff.

CJ xx

Queenie said...

You've been quiet, JJ - are you OK? I notice that your sidebar says 'done'. Should we be whooping and cheering?