#34 Googling

I have a recurring dream in which the CIA or MI6 burst into my flat and pin me to the ground because I am a suspect in some investigation on the basis of some weird combination of searches I have performed on the Internet.

They say write what you know but there inevitably comes a time when you want to write something about something you don’t know and on those occasions, the Internet comes in really handy.

Google saves a record of the searches you perform. You can find it here. Here are a few of my own favourites:

How to make a flying monkey costume
Silent night by chewbacca
Peppa alphabet
Post holocaust music
Max headroom

sex pistols christmas song

dick whittington

How to butcher a goat

How much did fish and chips cost in Hull in 1971

How to make soap

Escapes from high security mental hospitals.

OK, so I admit that none of these are likely to cause the VIA to batter down my door but the point is that as writers we never imagine for what we might find ourselves searching the Internet.  However wacky your internet search, it’s certainly a good way to avoid doing the actual writing.

 

 

 

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About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci plus two others which will be published later in the year. He is currently writing the fourth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5
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