January 11, 2014 by Kira Lyn Blue
I laughed out loud yesterday in response to Kristen Lamb’s post You Know You’re a Writer When….
You should stop by and check her out, but it was this that really got my attention:
I can’t tell you how often I’ve joked with my husband about having the NSA tapped into my PC because of the stuff I’ve researched for my writing.
A few examples:
- How to break into a garage
- How to break into a patio door
- How long does it take a person to die of suffocation?
- Dogfighting in Indiana
- How to train a fighting dog
- Quickest ways to kill someone
- Lethal strikepoints on a body
- Flashpoint of natural gas
- Arson investigation techniques
I mean, can you imagine what that search history would look like to someone without the context that I’m researching for scenarios for a book?
You also really don’t want to know what kinds of ads Google gives me as a result. I’m kidding, it mostly sends me baby stuff because I use baby name sites so frequently to name characters. And I still get Tony Robbins ads from the one time I looked him up for inspiration for a character I was voicing for an audiobook I was recording.