Fallow Time

By Ronda Wells “For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, ‘Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.” Jeremiah 4:3 NASB Along an Indiana highway, a large field hadn’t been planted for the second year in a row. We live in the heart of Midwest farm country,…

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Thin Skin

by Ronda Wells “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:11-12 NASB Do you…

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Kick Evil to the Curb

by Ronda Wells For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 KJV After the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, I became a hypervigilant news junkie, glued to the screen for every update.…

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Becoming Royal

by Ronda Wells The Cinderella theme in movies and romance novels seems all the rage right now. An American marrying a prince is instant clickbait on social media. American actress Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry of England are popular, but I’m of an age to remember magazines, newspapers, and television reports about glamorous…

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Goodwill Toward Men

by Ronda Wells “When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters drop. It is the same with your grape crop—do not strip every last bunch of grapes from the vines, and do not pick up the grapes…

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Heatstroke

dry dessert with rocky mountains

The opposite of hypothermia, excessive heat can cause your characters a variety of problems. Our bodies release heat mainly by sweating (perspiring for the romance writers). When sweat can’t evaporate to cool your character’s skin, core body temperature will rise fast. At some point, sweating stops. In only ten to fifteen minutes from that point,…

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Hypothermia

Deeper Dive Have you, as an author, committed “novel malpractice”? Can you write authentically about medical issues? Most writers without a medical background struggle with that. Writers, television shows and movies often get it wrong (don’t get me started). If the writing and story are good, readers may overlook mistakes, but I want to help…

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Rx: Med School for Writers

Ronda Wells Books

As a physician for four decades, I’ve worn many hats from a busy Family Practice office, to an occupational medicine clinic to onsite health centers in local industries. Then a medical school mentor called and asked, did I know how to use a computer? That call launched my thirty-year career as a medical director starting…

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