In other words completely making things up! That’s what I’m doing now.
The hero in my current wip – MAN DROUGHT – is a volunteer ambulance officer (which my hubby happens to be also). He lives in a small rural community – the nearest hospital is about forty minutes drive away and the nearest maternity hospital even further.
So what happens when the heroine’s best friend goes into early labour?
He’s called in to be the well… um… the HERO! Now there are a few problems with this scenario. One, I’ve never delivered a baby. And two, even though I have three kids, I’ve never actually given birth – I had three c-sections you see. Three, despite being married to an ambo officer, being in the back of the van showing the kids it is the closest I’ve got.
But this is what writing fiction is all about – doing some research and then making it up as best you can. When I’m finished this ambulance delivery scene I will bribe a couple of CPs (who have had babies and/or are nurses) and I will also get my ambo hubby to take a look. Hopefully the end product will be authentic.
So… I’m curious… what have you written (or read) that was out of your comfort zone lately?