Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Where I Geek Out And Declare My Love For Research (Writerly Wednesday post)
For Double Vision, I must've read a dozen books on Leonardo da Vinci. I combed travel guides on Paris, learned about its awesome catacombs. I dove into the fascinating history of codes and ciphers.
So you'd think the book is full of facts and history, right? Not really. I think that out of all that research, maybe one percent makes it into the book.
I could save myself a lot of time by just looking for what I need and getting back to writing. Maybe research is just avoidance, hmmm...
How 'bout you, writer friends? Do you like research, and where do you go to get your data?
I talk some more about research at Sleuths, Spies and Alibis.