The researching process is crucial to any good story. Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, research needs to be conducted in order to provide accurate information to your readers. Yes, fiction is fiction, but you don't want to screw up the CIA's location, or information that might embarrass you. When writing The Impenetrable Spy: Future Dreamer, I had to research the location of Lagos, Nigeria, in order to paint a better picture of the city in my mind. Without the knowledge I found, I might have depicted the city poorly.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Research is normally the least favorite part of the writing process for a writer, but I enjoyed it. Research is not limited to internet sources either. A documentary on Netflix might change your entire story, or even get you interested in another story plot. Documentaries help you see what you want to learn, but also hear. Research can also lead to books, such as encyclopedias, but those should be last resort. When you write your next paper or draft, take into account what you are writing, and conduct some research.