Today the Friday Writers are posting about research! You can visit the 4 other authors and see their thoughts on this! Deirdra Eden Coppel, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Anastasia V. Pergakis, and J.D. Brown!
I most certainly have a method of research. It's everywhere. A spiral notebook here. A slip of paper there. A folder in my "Bookmarks" near, and a neatly compiled file in my hard drive attached per book.
I start my stories off by the seat of my pants. Chengral, for example, is a science fiction based novel with a whole lot of Viking history for when the assassin ventures into our space where Earth exists. For the Viking Era, I did tons of research and jotted down notes and copied the URLs for reference purposes.
I learned a whole lot about them. From the homes they lived in, their societal rules, politics, how marriages were performed, their gods, weapons, hygiene, language, to how women ruled in their clans. Then I live in that world until the book is finished--sometimes beyond, the knowledge never leaves me.
It's always a growing adventure for me when I research.
How does research strengthen you?
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