This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever Googled in researching a story?
While Googling it didn’t occur to me right away that I could land up on a list. You know the list I mean—one where one or more countries feel at risk and think terrorist, or murderer.
Some things I read on Facebook made me snicker because the poster would justify their wild and crazy questions. They would ask about what it feels like to drown or the best way to strangle someone from behind. Then remind the reader that everyone was safe because—Hey! A writer doing research.
I’ve accidentally found pictures of the dead.
And yes! I knew they were dead before I read the caption.
I shivered for a week over that one.
The Gross Hit Hard
I don’t know how writers write about the real thing. I couldn’t and totally get the cozy mystery. And love and feel blessed they keep the murder and the murdered off centre stage.
Another time I Googled missing people. To be honest I had no idea how many people were unaccounted for. And the page I found was for just one Canadian city. It freaked me out.
It became my benchmark and explained why The Pig Farm outside Vancouver, BC went undetected for so long.
We all deserve goodness in our lives. And when it is hard to come by I look at karma. I truly believe anything that is put out there is reflected back at us. Even if I’m not there to see it, I believe everyone gets theirs in the end—good and not so good.
I can’t wait to read the answers this month so off I go.
Feel free to share what you think. I’m all eyes. hehehe