...well, the subject line either caught your eye or brought up your bile. So either you're welcome or I'm sorry.
However there's a point and that's this…
Urine, Fiction & Non-Fiction Writing
As writers we sometimes think we know stuff.
Like we all "know" urine is sterile (nope, it's not), and maybe we've had our sea captain hollering "I'll stop the pain o' the fierce Lion's Mane jelly, me laddy," as she pees on the laddy, but no no nope, urine very much won't.
The point is that reality's ever so much more interesting than these things we think we know, so before we go ahead and write a dubious fact into our fiction, before we pepper our non-fiction with erroneous fact, let's have a look.
I learned, for example, that urine comes in pretty much every colour of the rainbow and if that image to the right is not a dozen times more squeamishly cool than having a character whizz on another character for the purposes of pain relief I just absolutely don't know what is (more below).
When we're getting down to the nitty gritty, when we're starting to write and we wonder where to start, true crime writer Vikki Petraitis suggests "a good tip for non-fiction writers is to start at the end. What do you want your readers to walk away knowing about your subject?
"To borrow from Antoni Jach, the wonderful teacher of creative writing and Masterclass expert, he asks his students two questions: What’s the story about? What’s the story really about?"
So what's your story about and how can you make it crystal clear—or all the colours of the rainbow, if it comes to that?
No Pee, Just a State of the Union from Improbable Press
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Okay, what weird stuff do you know about…weird stuff? Tell please!