Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Insecure Writer's Support Group: November 2019

It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time to gather for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group! Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has assembled another wonderful bunch of co-hosts: Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie.

Don't forget to visit the IWSG website for great writerly resources!

First of all, this post is going up super late! I'm so sorry for that. I forgot it was IWSG day until just now. In my defense, a lot has been going on. We traveled out of state for a funeral over the weekend. Then I had an important appointment I had to go to today. Life happen, after all. I'm here now, though! Better late than never, right?

So here's the optional question for this month.

What's the strangest thing you've ever googled in researching a story?

I've googled a lot of strange things. One time I looked up how long it takes blood to coagulate. I needed that knowledge to help me describe a murder scene. I also researched how to make bone meal and blood meal. Those two things may not sound weird in and of themselves, but if you read the story I needed that knowledge for, you might be a tad disturbed. 

What's the strangest thing you looked up when researching for a story?


  1. Late? Don't feel bad, I haven't even posted at all yet! Lol I got to do that very soon!

  2. No worries!
    Now I want to know how disturbed...

  3. Interesting how most of us research weird stuff for murder mysteries or thrillers: blood and gore and weapons. I guess other genres don't require much of unusual research.

    1. Hmmm... Never thought about that before. Do you think people research about aliens or fairies?

  4. Horror and mystery stories result in the weirdest searches, don't they?

  5. Mine was late going up too, but I don't have any excuses. I'm just a dunce. I'm sorry you had to go to a funeral.

  6. I think a lot of writers' searches end up in disturbing scenes. XD

  7. You made it despite all you had going on. Life happens. Good luck with the writing this month.