You know what they say about writer’s browser history…
It’s full of the oddest things, often that might make people worry a little about you. Or you get sucked down the research rabbit hole for the exact term.
With the occasional extremely shiny diversion:
before you dive back into the motivations of your villains:
and on their crafty ploys:
and on the misfortunes your protagonist can bring on themselves:
(because you want to get it right, don’t you?)
and logistics of what they’d need to go shopping for:
did I mention shiny diversion?
and then the research black hole…
No! Self! You do not need to stop writing to read the entire “The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800“!
“But what would it look like on that planet?”
Oh, there went a while. And I have a beautiful new desktop background. Because oooooh.
Wait, I was supposed to be writing…
What’s on your browser tabs?