The movies make it look so easy. A terrorist/freedom fighter/political activist manages to locate a trunk load of C4. They drive a car into a building and it explodes.
Since I’m trying to write something accurate, something that could actually happen, I need to have all the details just right. The building has to have an entrance a car could approach, the restaurant needs to be fancy, I need to know how fast a car would be going down an urban-European street to draw attention. And blowing a building up in a crowded city without having too many other casualties, is really, really difficult.
And not nearly as fun as I expected.
So maybe I’ll just insert a line into my document like “And then the restaurant bursts into a fireball” and try to figure out the logistics later.
Research is hard. Writing is hard. Killing off essential characters should be exciting/fun, but today it’s tricky.
Anyone know a bomb expert I could ask scary questions?
(Oh…for anyone who is monitoring this…I’m writing a novel. Not planning anything destructive.)