Research, research research.


Joaquín Sorolla [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sometimes I marvel at what we have available to us every second of the day through the internet. I can browse for contact paper; see places I’ve never visited and possibly never will; find restaurants that serve goeduck in far-off cities; line up workouts I can do right at home, with seemingly endless variety.

We have the entire world here, in front of us, through that infamous series of interconnected tubes.

As people, it’s a miracle of convenience. As writers, it’s the miracle of concrete details.

There are no excuses now. You have no reason to get something verifiable wrong; with a few seconds of searching, you can get the truth. And so can your readers.

If you’re thinking it’s a curse, you are so, so mistaken. Imagine the hours with a card catalog, note card and tiny stubby pencil in hand, chasing down, for example, the nature of time. No more.

Now it’s all here, all waiting, just a search box away. It’s a keyboard full of inspirational rabbit holes, and all you have to do is type.

Check out my recaps of the hit new show “All My Traitors.” Recap of episode 2, “Lock Him Up” is available now!

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

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