Wednesday, November 6, 2019

IWSG & Strange Research

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. He, his clones, minions, friends, and fellow authors make it an amazing event every month.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


November 6 question - What's the strangest thing you've ever googled in researching a story?

We're a fun bunch and I'm looking forward to seeing the answers to this question!

For one of my stories, the setting was a ranch so I did a lot of research on that.
The weirdest part of that research was on the different ways to brand cattle.
I now know a lot more about using dry ice to brand cattle than I ever thought I would!

I also have a pretty good idea about how to steal and fly a small personal plane without getting tracked by radar.

How about you? What fun things have you researched - or read about?
Anyone else's searches make them appear to be living a life of crime?