Paula Wynne's picture
Paula Wynne

Pinned 2 months 5 days ago onto Writing Inspiration

Killing Fictional Characters With Natural Poisons


Queen Cleopatra famously forced servants to commit suicide by means of a strychnine tree’s fruit seeds, which contain lethal levels of strychnine and brucine, in order to determine if it would be the best means for her own suicide. Upon seeing their agony (which included painful vomiting, facial contortions and convulsions) she opted for the apparently less horrific choice of the asp.

In The Grotto's Secret, my character finds some natural toxins in a lab and ... well, I won't give away the plot!

Remember that horrid thick medicine you were spoon-fed as a child to keep you healthy? Read how poisonous castor oil actually is and be shocked!

More Natural Toxins and Poisons

I didn't use this bushman' s poison in The Grotto's Secret but my mind is bubbling away with ideas for another novel that I am writing.

Bushman's Poison not used in The Grotto's Secret

Join my mailing list to find out more about that suspense thriller  ...

Read The Grotto's Secret to find out what happens ...

Find out more weird and wonderful things I did while writing my historical conspiracy thriller.

Pinned onto the category

The Grotto's Secret

My Medieval Character's Beauty WithinWhat Inspired Me To Write The Grotto's SecretHeart Shaped MountainSpooky Mirror In Abadoned MansionKilling Fictional Characters With Natural PoisonsInspiring A Historical Conspiracy NovelHeartstone (The Shardlake series)Castor Oil Plant Is Poisonous!Nerja Cave Rock Painting InspirationMedieval Book Featured In The Grotto's SecretThe Grotto's Secret - Scariest Villain Since Hannibal Lecter
Originally pinned by

Paula Wynne

a medieval torture  chamber featured in The Luna Legacy
Roget's Super Thesaurus
Queen Isabel Featured In The Luna Legacy
Pinned onto the board

Writing Inspiration

Medieval Abbey
Abadoned Mountain Mansion
Hamman bathhouse in Alhambra Palace Featured In The Luna Legacy
Sensory Study In Abadoned Mansion

Keep In Touch

Join my VIP mailing list to receive the latest news about upcoming releases and special offers just for subscribers!

Sign up to Paula Wynne's news to find out more about her books

Let's Connect!

 Follow Paula Wynne on Goodreads

Scroll to top