Without giving much away…a wild turkey becomes a part of the family in my newest novel. LOL. I know. Weirdness.
But I know zero about turkeys except how to stuff a Butterball on Thanksgiving. Anyway, I’m doing turkey research trying to figure out what they eat, how they live, and how the sound. I stumble on this amazing link of wild turkey noises.
It added so much to the scene I was writing to know what the bird noises mean. Totally by coincidence I had him purr before I even knew turkeys could purr. They also cackle, gobble, tutt, and make a bunch of other sounds. I kinda wanna get one as a pet when I move to CT.
Oooh, that and a goat. I saw the goat on Tori and Dean and it is so damn cute. Can you picture it? Me walking around the neighborhood with my turkey, goat, and dog? My mom would kill me…Kinda makes me want to do it more. LOL. And to imagine Dad’s face…Priceless.
I giggled to myself that: a)I could find this on the Internet and b)that I was researching this for my novel.
Anyway, I was wondering what are the weirdest things you’ve found yourself researching for your novel?