Writers and Research

I just watched a YouTube video of a sheep c-section. Oh, what writers will do in the name of research for a story.

John Grisham eat your heart out. 

You, too, can watch it if you choose, because you never know when you’ll need this kind of background info. The music is catchy, too. 😮


24 thoughts on “Writers and Research

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      To me, it look like a left flank incision after an epidural. The sheep was lying on its side and they shaved a portion of the sheep’s wool so that the scalpel could do its work.

      I, OTOH, have first-hand experience with the bikini cut since my son refused to enter the world at home. 😮

  1. Letizia says:

    I will save this viewing for another day but if I ever find myself near the local sheep farm and see a sheep in duress during delivery, I will take out my iphone and quickly come back to your blog and be able to help her out!

    And if I do, I promise to name one of the lambs after you.

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      I have ruminated (ha!) on your response. Here’s mine:

      I would be honored.

      I didn’t think of this post as an ovine public health service, but now I see it in a brand new light. 😮

  2. Laurel Leigh says:

    Good for you, Jill! Since we just read your story “The Hippocratic Oath” over at the Dogpatch, where you render a tense barnyard birthing scene that goes awry, I think it’s awesome dedication to your craft. And why is everyone opposed to a sheep video when everyone seems to be in the hospital with their video cameras when their own baby is born. Miracle of life, people, however it comes into the world. 🙂

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