Saturday, October 18, 2008
I have been doing a lot of research lately reading about different things like how to poison someone, about what will show up in an autopsy, FBI questions. I've called the FBI to talk to them, the medical examiner and various others to get the help I need. I am so thankful people are so willing to talk to a writer, but when I listen to the questions I ask different people, I have to laugh. I sound like I'm planning a murder and I am--on paper only for a book. But what I'm going through I wonder if a killer does the same things. It's a chilling thought--carefully planning a murder of someone. I've usually been able to put myself in people's shoes, but that one I can't. As you see, writers live in a weird world at times. Our imaginations are so vivid and we can go off in the strangest directions, especially if you are a suspense writer. Have a nice, tranquil weekend.