Thursday, September 2, 2010

Writing awards

I've mentioned previously that Common Sense Family Doctor started as the result of a science writing workshop taught by David Taylor at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland in the summer of 2009.

Earlier in the same year, I took a workshop in prose writing, taught by novelist Nancy Lemann. During this workshop, I wrote a piece titled "Failure to Progress" that chronicled the true story of my son's birth and the somewhat fictionalized impact of that experience on my career as a family physician and writer. I learned today that a revised version of "Failure to Progress" has won 3rd place in the Prose category of the 2010 Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) Creative Writing Awards. Pretty exciting stuff, since the last time I won an award for non-scientific writing was in high school!

After this piece is officially published at the FMEC Northeast Region Meeting at the end of October, I plan to post it on this blog.