As you are reading my blog, I know that, like me, you must be an avid user of the world wide web. There can't be many people nowadays who don't rely on this service. As for me , I think it is brilliant. Not only can I carry out so many things on line, like paying bills, communicating with friends, and streaming films, it is also an absolute boon when writing. Gone are the days when one had to trudge to the library to seek out information. Should I wish to back up my writing with facts, I have instant reference. Hurrah for Wikipedia, I say. They deserve our support. While writing my novel 'Because You Were There,' I became absorbed in travelling through the Jamaican countryside with the aid of you tube videos, which an enthusiastic taxi driver had uploaded to the web. It felt as if I was actually present with Tina in the tropical highlands of Jamaica, as I wrote. I am now completing a novel in which one of the main characters suffers from bi-polar disease. I was able to do lots of internet research to ensure that I had got my facts straight. Moreover, it was really helpful to be able to empathise with sufferers, by reading their personal accounts.