Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for Knowledge: A to Z blogging challenge

It's a running joke in my writing critique group that the NSA or anyone else spying on us would think us very dangerous people indeed, if they looked at our search histories. Any large writing project involves looking up information about something or another, and this book had me researching some very interesting things! Here's some of the highlights from my search history during the writing of Going Through the Change

  • bioluminescence
  • Chinese emeralds
  • crystals
  • diving weights
  • effects of smoke inhalation
  • explosive chemicals/lab materials
  • factors in flight
  • fire proof glass
  • how to fireproof clothing
  • lots of Mexican and Mexican-American foods
  • lucid dreaming
  • metabolism
  • oophorectomy procedure and recovery
  • ovarian cancer
  • puberty
  • relaxation techniques
  • Spanish slang
  • testosterone in the female body, and the male body
  • traditional Chinese medicine
  • truth serum
  • why helium balloons float

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    This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.

    Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!
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    1. Haha! I actually wrote a similar blog post a little while ago. If someone is keeping track of my search history, they probably think I'm a very strange individual...

      1. Writing will take you down some interesting research alleys for sure!

    2. I'm still waiting for the police to show up at my door to ask why I did so many internet searches on how to sink a body in a lake without the head popping off. That might be hard to explain as innocent research.
      The NSA might think you are doing some strange experiments in your basement.

    3. My husband loves to joke, telling his kids if he ever disappears, look at my search history. LOL!

      DB McNicol, author

    4. Gotta have that balance, from a man's point of view!

    5. Wow, that's some really intense research.

    6. No kidding! I was working on an idea some years back about racism and was looking at a lot of "hate" websites. I was sure someone was going to come knocking on my door.