This has got to be the best time in the history of the world to be a writer. Not only are there a thousand different outlets for sharing the written word, it’s also the most information-rich generation of all time.
Duh. Everyone knows this.
But it makes writing so much more fun! I can, on a wild tear, decide that I want my character to say this:
“Hunting for azurite this weekend. I like it because it’s a compound carbonate hydroxide of copper. Did you know it has a specific gravity of 3.77 to 3.89?*
Riiight. Did I have to travel to the local university and thumb through a reference manual to come up with this ridiculous line one character is using to bore another character? Nope. With a few taps of my fingers, I had this info, plus the information that the heroine’s parents:
recently delved into how much they liked azurite because it embodied the Blue Ray of energy that resonated to the dark blue energy perfectly of the Third-Eye Chakra.*
No trip to my local New Age Vortex required.
Thank you very much, Internets. You make writing even MORE fun.
Happy writing, all!
*Actual lines from my WIP, a romantic comedy–obviously.