Don’t writers have the weirdest questions?
You’re writing a murder mystery (or hospital drama): What’s the quickest and most discreet way to get rid of a body? How long does it take for someone to die of blood loss? How does someone act after a traumatic event? What’s an appropriate height for someone to fall on water and almost die but still manage to live? Could humans ever become zombies in reality, if so, how?
You’re building a cyberpunk world: Can everyone realistically have access to flying cars 50 years from now? How expensive are holograms? What are some items of clothing that look futuristic but still make sense as clothes and offer enough mobility? Can someone please offer a solution to the global warming issue so the existence of my cyberpunk world makes sense and doesn’t become a dystopic world instead? (And when you find no answer to that question) How do I build a cyberpunk dystopic world?
You’re writing fantasy: Are elves good or bad creatures? What happens to genies if they refuse to grant their master’s wishes? Can a human acquire a nine-tailed white foxes’ orb without the fox’s permission? How do humanoid undead creatures live in society without anyone wondering just how the hell this person isn’t dead after 600 years? What would be a scientific explanation as to how vampires drink blood without their victims screaming in agony?
I’m the kinda gal to jump from project to project because I often get bored or uninspired if I stay focused on one for too long (I’m working on it). But I have no idea why I found THIS when I was cleaning up my bookmark manager. I’m sure it must’ve been for some weird side-project I had at one point, I just can’t remember what kind of question I wanted to be answered or why.
Share your weird questions and thoughts and maybe someone could answer them, who knows! We’ll at least have a good laugh and feel less alone.