One of the hardest, or best, depending on who you ask, parts of writing is research. Every good writer knows you must at least sound like you know the topic you are writing about. If your character is into music, then you, as the author, must know at least a little bit about music.
Which is why most authors Google, everything.
Some, common questions like:
- When was Frank Sinatra born?
- What year did _____ happen?
- What were the clothes like in ____ time period?
- What type of food would you find in an Italian restaurant?
- How do you say ______ in French?
And then you get into the questions and searches that make you wonder how many FBI agents are monitoring you.
- How do you hot wire a car? (Oh look a video!)
- How do you get blood from tile?
- Types of Torture Devices?
- Sex toys of the 1800s
- How much do slaves sell for? (Search results too wide)
- How much do female slaves sell for? (Why are the results still too big?)
- How much do female sex slaves sell for in 2006?
- Cute blonde boys
- Cute girls with red hair
- How to make torture last longer?
- Different words to use instead of penis? (Purple-Headed Yogurt Flinger?)
- Different words to use instead of vagina? (Meat wallet?)
There have been several others since starting this adventure and every time we have to search a suspicious one we wonder if there will be knocking on our door.
Hopefully the multiple pages of writing that we have will be proof enough we aren't really bad serial killers, and they won't haul us off to jail.
Just remember, when googling some of these... rather unusual topics... that you will likely raise a few red flags and will end up with a wide range of images, topics, pages... be careful where you click and what you search, or else you'll be joining us in a cell.
Hope we don't see you there!