Writer seeking help - page 2

I am a writer working on a planned theatre project about what happens immediately after death in hospital. This was sparked by a story from a nurse friend about her experience washing bodies. I... Read More

  1. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Dplear
    Actually I can understand the interest in a way of the washing of a dead body immediately after death. For many cultures this is a very religious practice and involves certain rituals and items. For example when I was in Greece, I had to wash a body in wine immediately after death....it was part of the religious requirement for this patient.

    hey dave...i'm not dead..but wanna come wash my body in wine?
  2. by   delirium
    Originally posted by jackblue
    Oh, folks, don't be creeped out. Please. Gosh if writers were creeped out by ideas they explored then what we see in our theatres and televisions and cinemas would become bland and boring.

    My idea is about exploring a small aspect of life - one which only a nurse (usually) is party to. From the prescious stories I have been told so far (not on this forum) there is a broader story to tell.

    But maybe this forum is not the right place to explore it since so many want to question the messanger without actually exploring it further.

    Mark Fletcher
    Maybe you should do some actual research into your topic instead of relying on information from people whose credentials you cannot reasonably verify. You could be taking false information and utilizing it, therefore making your whole piece unreliable, ridiculous, and unpalatable.

    Is this a documentary-style piece? If not, you could actually invent some of the details to suit you, or to piece together the information that you've already gathered from credible sources.
  3. by   jackblue
    Thanks for the tip on research.

    I'm doing that as well as a ton of other stuff not posted on this group.

  4. by   delirium
    Another tip: it is generally not a good idea to join a bb for the sole purpose of gathering information from its participants.

    In fact, it strikes me as encroachment.
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    oh delirious one....care to join me?