A question for you Britishers.
My character is a London musician of about thirty, didn't finish a university education. Grew up in Wood Green, but his parents bought the house before the prices rose.
He has a girlfriend of a mixed racial background, mostly West-Indian.
How would he refer to her background? Would he call her black, or colored, or West-Indian, other, or wouldn't he mention it at all?
How would his parents talk about her – in her face, and behind her back with other people of their generation?
How would his (white) mates talk about her – and how would they do this when totally pissed?
She has a finished university education and works for a university. How would she refer to her race, if at all?
How would her parents refer to their race, if at all? How would they talk about white people when none were present?
Thank you guys in advance for trying to answer these!
My story is set in an old people's home in present day UK. When a resident dies how long is it generally before they give the room to a new resident? If the death is suspicious will that make a difference?
I write about a character who became paraplegic in an accident. Aside from the actual injury that made him paraplegic, he also suffered burns to his stomach and chest that were caused when the original wound was cauterized to stop the bleeding; he doesn't appear to have suffered any infection or anything of that ilk from them. I'm now writing about his recovery.
Considering his injuries, how long after the original injury would he start learning to be 'self-sufficient' with catheters?
What sort of lubricant would they give him for use with the catheter? He's in a military hospital in the early 1900s in a world that closely parallels to ours.
Thanks in advance.