Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Insecure Writer's Support Group

The question for this month's group is what's the weirdest thing you've ever googled for writing research?

Lots of murder and what not. How long does it take for blood to congeal. How quickly does a body decompose. Things like that. I'm pretty sure at this point that the FBI just cross references people with crazy google histories with their author websites and then writes them off as a lost cause (also, the FBI isn't getting involved unless your crime is crossing state lines, just sayin).

Actually, I did do a bunch of research on the FBI for one of my books because I decided that I thought the FBI would get involved in a case of a missing person who was potentially abducted by aliens.

Or the Bathrooms at the San Diego Convention center where a scene from a novel was going to take place.

And I did some extensive research on the Ghost Fleet for a scene in my current novel which, to be honest was actually pretty cool.

I guess I haven't really done anything that crazy (at least, not that crazy compared to crime writers!).

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  1. I don't know which would cause me more trouble--my research into poisons or historical porn? I wish you happy writing in November.

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    1. The Ghost Fleet are derelict warships from WWII and they are anchored in Suisun bay near SF. Amazing stuff, and the place where I put my final battle in one of my books.

  3. I guess research on the bathrooms at the San Diego Convention center is more unexpected than research on murders.

  4. I don't really think about it most of the time. I suppose a lot of the stuff I research is kind of weird.


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