Bullshitting has its limits.
There is a lot of advice out there that says you should only write what you know, and even more that says to write anyfuckingthing you want.
The problem with the former is that most of us are less exciting than the stories we create, and the problem with the latter is that if you get it wrong, someone is going to be uncannily quick to point it out and leave you a scathing review about how unbelievable it is.
So, here are a few of the things I have had to Google in order to write my current in-progress novel:
- What does human meat taste like?
And, when that only yielded a particular result…
What does raw human taste like?
- How long does it take for blood to replenish?
- Intravaneous Immunoglobulin
- Dogs sniffing out diseases
- Direct blood transfusion
- Rolled steel factories in Texas
- Where is…
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Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter are great resources for bloggers. These sites already have massive communities you can reach out to, learn from, and interact with –you only have to make sure your content reaches the right audience.
Most people who have used these sites before know that tagging is the means by which content reaches interested readers. Many social media users have specific tags they “track,” meaning they’ll see anything posted with certain hashtags.
These three social media platforms utilize tagging in different ways.
A typical Instagram post may only have a sea of #hashtags, with no complete sentences to be found. On the other hand, a Pinterest pin usually has a small paragraph underneath describing the image. This is due to the differences in how users search the sites.
#Clothes #fashion #fallfashion2017 is a less helpful caption for a pin than, “I love these looks for 2017 fall fashion!”
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