marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

eyebrows and research

Eyebrows, that's the ticket.  I shall have a character make dire predictions about the heroine because her eyebrows don't meet in the middle.

To be laughed off by other characters, because they don't take it seriously, and I also have to throw in enough context that the reader will know that having your eyebrows meet is a traditional way of detecting a werewolf, but it's a handy way of foreshadowing her future.

Whcih is an odd and esoteric fact I would never have discovered if I were looking for something to research.  Which is Yet Another Reason for the writer to read widely in nonfiction.
Tags: foreshadowing, research, world-building: creatures

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