To a person who writes because they just can’t help themselves, there are certain things that are really important. Like an Internet connection. Some of you might argue that the Internet slows down the writing. Too many distractions. Twitter and Pinterest and Facebook, oh my! But after a few weeks of spotty Internet access, I found that not having the Internet really slows me down. Because sometime my character's know things that I don’t. And asking my boyfriend to explain to me in depth what happens when Superman spins the earth backwards, didn’t get me anywhere.
“I don’t know. I never read those comics. Ask me something different. Ask me about He Man.”*
Some of you might argue that I should stop writing characters who know more than I do. But really, we’re all only as smart as our ability to filter through Google, am I right?
How much to do you use the Google* when you write?
*I added the part about He Man because I know for a fact that’s the super-human he knows most about.
**or Bing or Yahoo or...