1. Random research: Time-travel romance demands delving inside the character's head and figuring out how they depict a different time. In my Magic Stone series the characters are met with challenges of the heart and…well, random stuff. Language, society, clothing and way of life in general all must be believable. Even in fantasy writing, an author must research.
2. Random medieval Facts: Potatoes were considered poisonous,
young squires fought piggy-back to learn balance and skills for mortal combat,
and cobwebs were believed to cure warts. How's that for random?
|I'll live with the wart, thank you.|
3. Random me: I can't pass a chance to do something stupid. I don't do this on purpose, it just happens. All. The. Time.
My sister and I were trying
to erect an easy-up shelter.( Random fact: E Z UP brand name is misleading.) In
utter frustration, I shouted: E Z UP my a-- Okay, I'm not gonna finish that curse. But
the looks I got from everyone within earshot was enough to send me and my
sister, Cheryl, into a fit of giggles—which leads to another random fact about
me. I have to change my panties. Often. Oh, and Cheryl? I'll let you speak for yourself as far as
panty-changing goes , but I noticed you crossed your legs while holding onto
the pole of the possessed E Z UP shelter for dear life.
|"E Z UP my a--!"|
4. Random places to write an idea: My sister's front porch rocker. No, I wasn't sitting there while I wrote. I wrote it ON THE ROCKER. She was pissed.
5. Random information: I'm full of information. I don't know what to do with it all. Maybe I'll just write another book.
So, that's my random randomness. (Is that a word?) What's some of the random things flitting through your mind?
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