Sometimes I feel like I spend a lot of time researching crazy stuff… If I ever get in trouble with the law myself, like so many of my characters do, I hope I think to trash my computer, iPad, smartphone… oh hell, forget it. I’ll just have to explain that I’m a writer! I’ve looked up too much law, asked too many questions, and have otherwise looked up too much totally illegal stuff to be anything but a writer.
Then there are those times when the email icon pops up or a short break turns into an hour of surfing that is writing time lost forever. I know how the writing Hufflepuff feels in her post here. If you’re a writer, you’ll probably see yourself in it too.
The Internet. A glorious place, yet also very dangerous as it will distract you from your writing and before you know it you’re taking a Buzzfeed quiz about what kind of dragon you are instead of writing about said dragons (do they have a quiz like that though? I must take it…).
So our non-writer friends ask us: why don’t you just disconnect from the Internet? Well, my dear non-writer friends, here’s why:
Sometimes when you’re writing you’re wondering how something works. Or if it’s even possible
Google can be (one of) your best friends while writing. Sometimes you need that pie recipe, or the rules of tennis, or how long it takes before someone dies when hit by a *insert weapon* in *insert body part*.
I say while I Google that third, more ominous option (though I’m actually more like ‘I’M A WRITER DON’T ARREST ME’)
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