It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group! Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has recruited another wonderful group of minion co-hosts: Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Michelle Wallace, and Feather Stone.
Be sure to check out the IWSG website!
Congratulations to the authors included in the newest IWSG anthology Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life, which is now available.
I love the question for this month, so I'll jump right into it.
What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?
Oh man, I've done a lot of interesting internet searches over the years. If any non-writers got a look at what some of them were, they'd likely be horrified. Just last week, I did the search "how long does it take for a pool of blood to coagulate?" I did it for a story I'm writing right now. I've also done searches about how long it takes for various poisons to kill an average adult. Those don't sound too horrific, do they? :)
What weird or cool things have you had to research for your writing?