posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 05:41 AM
reply to post by Agent008
Just to add, in case you want to use that flash drive, it would not survive if the body was that charred. You would be better off finding it on a key
chain out in the snow perhaps, or in a plastic bag inside the refrigerator, somewhere where it would in fact have a chance to survive. I may seem
picky, but any story needs to take the reader, from their normal existence, to the world you are creating for them, with a high believability
Errors like this will creep in, but they are very bad news while you are setting up the story. Too many in a row can hurt the book as a whole.
ETA Mentioning 80GB will date the book in just a few years. I try and use different names. You could leave it as it is if he finds a "Crystal Data
Storage Unit" rather than a thumb drive if you mention its heat proof nature later on. Having said that, you may want to deliberately date this
device, I don't know. Many famous writers were mired in this trap and many old TV series are also now dated by the old reel to reel computer readers
and such like. Shows such as the original Star Trek never fell into the trap, or not as much.
edit on 12/4/2014 by pheonix358 because: (no reason given)