by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
I'm in the middle (okay, I'm at the 25% point) of writing my next book. So there I am typing away, the muse is happy, and then everything comes to a screeching halt because I don't know what time the sun sets where my characters live.
but Google does. (It's 7:18.)
Years ago, little tidbits of information would be left out of a story ... or I'd have to jump in the car and go to the library and someone would have to look it up for me. Now--I just ask Google.
Need a you-assemble baby crib? Ask Amazon. How about the average water temperature of the Niagara River in October? Ask NOAA. (It's 64F.)
Writing a book takes a long time. (About six months for me.) I'm so glad to have a tool like Google at my fingertips to help me add as much realism as possible, and to cut the time I need for research.
What kinds of things to you look up on the Internet?