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Sat, Apr 06



Doc Talk

Join us on April Sixth, through Zoom, as Natalie Dale presents on Doc Talk—the lingo of the medical profession, and Medical conditions common in fiction. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions!

Doc Talk
Doc Talk

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT


About the Event

In this workshop: Natalie Dale presents Doc Talk—the lingo of the medical profession, and  Medical conditions common in fiction. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions! Gain insights into the terminology and lingo that lend authenticity to characters portraying doctors, nurses, or paramedics. Learn which terms resonate with realism and which ones may sound contrived. Enhance your readers' sense of realism by immersing them in the authentic language and environment of medical professionals. When writing about medical conditions, accuracy is paramount. Natalie will touch on some of the most common medical conditions in fiction. But even better, if the condition in your story is not one Natalie touches on, you can ask her how to portray the condition realistically. Natalie Dale's presentation will provide valuable insights into common medical terminology and conditions, which will enrich your fictional world and characters.

About the speaker: Natalie Dale is a physician-turned-writer. She graduated Alpha-Omega-Alpha from the Chicago Medical School in 2016 and began her residency in Neurology at Oregon Health Sciences University. After struggling with Bipolar Disorder, she decided to leave medicine and focus on her long-time passion: writing. Since then, she has written three nonfiction books, several novels, and a plethora of essays and short stories exploring the deeply personal experience of physical and mental illness. She also freelances, writing research essays, fact-checking, and translating academic articles for the layperson. In her spare time, she organizes an elementary school reading program, runs a local writing critique group, and plays violin in a community orchestra. She married her college sweetheart, dotes on her dog and cat, and lives in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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