Melissa Yi is creating Emergency medicine for the imagination
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I don’t fit into any one box. In fact, I rebel against boxes.

I’m a emergency doctor, but I’ve been a serious writer all my life. At first, my brother said to me, “Mel, you’re a doctor. Why don’t you just be a doctor?”

A U.S. customs officer asked me the same question. I told both of them, “Why should I only be one thing?” I could have quoted Walt Whitman and told them, “I am large, I contain multitudes,” but I’ve never tried poetry at border control. Maybe I should.

Everyone says the way to mint at writing is to work hard and pick one genre so that you can pick up fans and snowball from there. “Pick a lane,” is how NYT bestseller Jennifer Crusie put it, but she pointed out, “Some of us need the whole landscape.”

I need the landscape. I’ve won an international award for fantasy and science fiction (Writers of the Future) and I'm a finalist for the Roswell Award this month. I was shortlisted for the Derringer Award for the best short mystery in the English language. I’ve won two awards for children’s fiction, two for literature, one for romance, one for humour, and one for poetry.

So even in writing, I can’t pick a lane. Plus now, I’m making videos. I’m blogging on SleuthSayers. I’m plotting courses on medical topics on everything from intubation to flat feet to how to get into medical school.

I’m looking for a few good people who think variety isn’t just the spice of life. It’s the whole point. And if you support me on my journey, I can’t promise we’ll end up in any one lane—we might end up taking a hot air balloon or a rocket ship—but I promise I’ll create lots of stories and useful things, mostly books, but I'm eager to explore other media like audio, photos, and video.

We’ll have fun and laugh along the way.
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My sincere thanks & I will follow you on Twitter.
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Link to a secret page on my blog with dazzling photos and behind-the-scenes swashbuckling tales. All higher echelon rewards include the preceding rewards.
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Free e-book of your choice, in the format of your choice.
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Two e-books & and a shout-out on my blog.
Pledge $100 or more per month
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All the above, plus you can shoot me a question privately. I can't answer any specific medical questions, but I can talk in general.
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Every second Monday, I blog at sleuthsayers.org. I also blog on my own website. Want to ask me a question about medicine, writing, motherhood, yoga, or my favourite sports drink? Hit me up once you help me reach this goal.
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I don’t fit into any one box. In fact, I rebel against boxes.

I’m a emergency doctor, but I’ve been a serious writer all my life. At first, my brother said to me, “Mel, you’re a doctor. Why don’t you just be a doctor?”

A U.S. customs officer asked me the same question. I told both of them, “Why should I only be one thing?” I could have quoted Walt Whitman and told them, “I am large, I contain multitudes,” but I’ve never tried poetry at border control. Maybe I should.

Everyone says the way to mint at writing is to work hard and pick one genre so that you can pick up fans and snowball from there. “Pick a lane,” is how NYT bestseller Jennifer Crusie put it, but she pointed out, “Some of us need the whole landscape.”

I need the landscape. I’ve won an international award for fantasy and science fiction (Writers of the Future) and I'm a finalist for the Roswell Award this month. I was shortlisted for the Derringer Award for the best short mystery in the English language. I’ve won two awards for children’s fiction, two for literature, one for romance, one for humour, and one for poetry.

So even in writing, I can’t pick a lane. Plus now, I’m making videos. I’m blogging on SleuthSayers. I’m plotting courses on medical topics on everything from intubation to flat feet to how to get into medical school.

I’m looking for a few good people who think variety isn’t just the spice of life. It’s the whole point. And if you support me on my journey, I can’t promise we’ll end up in any one lane—we might end up taking a hot air balloon or a rocket ship—but I promise I’ll create lots of stories and useful things, mostly books, but I'm eager to explore other media like audio, photos, and video.

We’ll have fun and laugh along the way.

Recent posts by Melissa Yi

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
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My sincere thanks & I will follow you on Twitter.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Link to a secret page on my blog with dazzling photos and behind-the-scenes swashbuckling tales. All higher echelon rewards include the preceding rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Free e-book of your choice, in the format of your choice.
Pledge $25 or more per month
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Two e-books & and a shout-out on my blog.
Pledge $100 or more per month
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All the above, plus you can shoot me a question privately. I can't answer any specific medical questions, but I can talk in general.