As writers, our imaginations can be limitless. The worlds we create for our stories range from our own world to fantastic and strange worlds millions of miles away or set in a different time. But no matter where our muse takes us, the worlds we spend time writing in, there comes moments when we have to pause and go in search of something based in reality to advance the story.
For that, there’s Google.
(Sorry, couldn’t resist the My Little Pony. My enthusiasm for horses may have calmed as I aged, but I still love those four legged creatures!)
And just like our stories, the things we search can be boring and normal or insanely crazy. For example, one story I was working on (and abandoned. Maybe one day I’ll get back to it) I searched for Victorian style clothing and blood letting. Another story had me googling the cycles of the moon. That lead to the discovery that a full moon only lasts a few minutes. Made me rethink the werewolf story I was working on and how that might affect their shifting. My short story series, Path of Angels, had me googling how to blow up a gas stove (I wonder if that search got flagged by the NSA. *Waits for them to comment*) There’s more, but I can’t for the life of me recall other crazy things I’ve googled for a story.
I guess it’s up to you. Let’s hear it. What are some of the strangest things you’ve googled for a story? Comment then enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win a Writer’s First Aid Kit. The kit has everything a writer needs to keep on writing when times are tough: Emergency Chocolate, Coffee (or Tea if you prefer) for a caffeine boost, Color Ink Pens, Notebook for spare ideas, stickers, and Story Cubes to help you figure out which way to take the plot!
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