Category: Stuff I researched while writing

Stuff I researched While Writing

I actually have three or four writing projects going at once, but for the sake of this post, I’m focusing on my next story What Danny Did. Industrial Sized Garbage Bags – 40 gallons. Probably not for what you’re thinking. Sheeple – Just that it means what I thought it meant. It does. The Birdcage…


Stuff I researched while writing

How people eat pomegranate. (never had it myself. These Russian dudes have a pretty good video explaining pomegranates) Wiltshire, England (It’s where Stonehenge is! I ended up not using any of the information I learned) Great Western Railway (also related to the scrapped Stonehenge scene. IRRELEVANT!) Stonehenge (see above) Treacle (I knew what it was,…


stuff I researched while writing

Mitre Square (Where the body of Catherine Eddowes, the forth Ripper victim, was found) Fuel Injection (just general information. Mostly started in the early ‘80s) The Monkees song Randy Scouse Git (written by Micky Dolenz about a party The Monkees went to thrown by The Beatles. It’s got the lines: Why don’t you be like…


Stuff I researched while writing

Going away for a week-ish, so I thought I’d post what I’ve got so far of the next “stuff I researched while writing.” Victoria 2.2 is coming along well, and I hope to be able to work on it here and there while I’m gone. I expect to have it done by the end of…


Stuff I researched while writing

The copyright status of this photo: (The photo is from the ‘20s and is by Alfred Cheney Johnston of model/actress Jean Ackerman. From my reading, the copyright status on a lot of his photos is in dispute, but from what I can tell, this one appears to be in the public domain.) Whether Salome lives…


Things I researched while writing

Installing a toilet (just how it’s done. I needed to know if it’s something one person could do. Seems like it is if the plumbing is in place) Alternatives to handcuffs (Handcuffs are boring to me. Besides they’ve come up before (in a yet unpublished story.) I figured the alternative is either something made for…


Things I researched while writing

Suicide clauses in life insurance (it varies from state to state, but typically they protect the first one or two years of insurance, and then are waved. The thinking is to prevent people from buying life insurance and then immediately killing themselves to benefit their families) How much a body shop in 1997 would be…


Things I researched while Writing The Death Game (end of the book)

Now that The Death Game is officially finished and in the final editing phase, I thought it was appropriate to post the last of my “stuff I researched while writing” info for this particular story. The Death Game should be up for sale on the Kindle store by tomorrow! Cliff diving (how the fuck do…


Stuff I researched while writing

Hank Williams (dates, and general information. I didn’t know he did the song Move it on Over, which was fully rock n’ roll in 1947) Flagstaff to Phoenix (about 2 hours) Glacial erratic rocks (I’m too far south for it. Oh well) Windshield safety glass (1917 Henry Ford used a french glass laminating process to…


Stuff I’ve researched while writing

It’s getting down to the wire for the Charlie and Caroline side story, Death Games. I’m still shooting for the 15th, but man it’s looming. It’s another one of those that I meant to be short and sweet and it’s turning out to be long and brutal. Shooting yourself in the head (Mouth vs Temple….


Stuff I researched while Writing

Heterochromia iridum (different colored eyes. Cool shit. The list of people with the condition on wikipedia is pretty impressive. Few are as pronounced as I want them to be though) Strippers (general history. It’s actually a far more recent thing than I thought. There have been other forms of erotic dancing in the past, but…


Stuff I researched while writing

It’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these. I’ve built up a lot of things, but I’ve actually felt a little weird about posting some of it. I’ve censored myself a fair bit, just because it’s getting to the point now where I feel like it’s easier to see where the story…