We are now entering the third week of NaNoWriMo…and I am horribly, awfully behind, debating changing to another novel, trying to figure out if it would be better to just muscle through with the first, and basically stressing out for all three of these reasons.
Also, thanks to recent world news, I’m not feeling the safest, either, so that doesn’t have the greatest effect on my writing, either.
I had, however, continued on the lovely NaNoWriMo tradition of researching crazy, totally out-there things. I can now tell you that most witches weren’t burned, they were hanged, and why exactly medieval witches/herbalists used caldrons (it was the only shape of pot that they could confirm everything was stirred together properly.)
So, I’ve enlisted some fellow Wrimos, via a post on the forums, asking them what the weirdest thing they ever researched in the name of writing was.
I, predictably, got some pretty weird answers. I also got a massive amount of replies, so I’m going to be splitting this post into two; one today, and possibly the next one Friday or Thursday.
(I promise I’m not a car thief, I just need to know how to hotwire a car).
I once put a pillow case over my head to see the logistics of fitting a corpse inside them. I had to get someone to put a second case over my legs. – SeanCookie