This month I’ve been a bit quiet because I’ve been taking part in NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Admittedly I’m not going to “win” the month as I’m still well off the 50,000 words target but it’s been really useful for making writing part of my daily routine. I’ve also stopped feeling so paralysed by indecision on plot points and just jumped it. It’s been a lot of fun!
No doubt you’ve heard writers talking about the strange and worrying things they look up on the internet while doing research for a story. I’ve never worried about that before (I’m a medievalist, my google history has always been weird anyway) but I had a look over my recent search history this week and realised it certainly looked dodgy.
I’m writing a story set in Newcastle with lots of fantasy and supernatural elements, so I thought I’d share with you some honest google search terms that have probably got the GCHQ agent who monitors my internet a bit weirded out this month (I’d like to take this opportunity to say hello to my personal GCHQ agent! Thanks for rigging it so that the pizza shop always texts me just when I’m contemplating takeaway. I don’t know how you do it.):
Where does Newcastle’s Black Gate get its name from?
Newcastle castle architectural style
Northumberland Medieval surnames
What is an aura?
UK legal notice period for employers to employees
Mediums and séances in 1890s Newcastle
How to conduct a séance
How to conduct and exorcism
Pictures of Tom Hiddleston looking gothic
Standard hertz measurement UK mains electricity
Map of Newcastle Victoria tunnels
Hierarchy of Church of England cathedrals
Why are demons associated with sulphur?
How to clear google search history
Medieval manuscript fragments used as part of book binding
Coffee shops in my area
Coffee shops that serve alcohol in my area
When did Hemmingway die? What of?
He’s dead, Jim. gif
Newcastle Victoria tunnels tour times
Free software to stop you checking facebook
How many otters fit in a Fiat 500?
Average size of an otter
How far can you hear an explosion?
No, not a nuclear explosion.
How fast do explosions travel through urban centres
Nuclear explosion map plotter
Lonely Island YOLO