I’ve always searched any topic without a second thought while writing my novels. Because who wouldn’t search “how long would it take to bleed out if your wrists were slit and you’re hanging upside down?” (A little odd for a romance author, sure, but I needed to know.)
It wasn’t until I searched “what kind of explosives would most effectively blow up a church” that I realized I might be red flagged by almost every U.S. federal agency. For the record, the church in my novel was abandoned, save for a vampire meeting that was taking place.
So I took a moment to review my search history. Here are a few things that might look bad if someone didn’t know I write fiction.
– Best blade to effectively decapitate a head
– Amount of explosives needed to blow up a brick building
– Where can you buy detonation cord (Quick shout out to the ATF- in case you’re watching!)
– Are feral pigs dangerous
– Can you ride an alligator (This one was just for my own curiosity.)
– How much blood can a person lose before they die
– Does a severed human arm float in water
– Can a vampire have babies with a human
It’s amazing, the things you learn while writing a story. I know a lot about airboats and how to drive them. I’m not sure what to do with that. I know what to do in the event of an alligator attack. I’m not sure why an alligator would be hanging around the Midwest, but you never know.
When I die, I’ll need someone to clear my search history for me. On second thought, leave it there. It’ll be more fun that way.
What’s the oddest thing in your search history that you’re willing to admit? Share in the comments!