Research is imperative, whatever the genre. Being aware of utilising the research into the story rather than an ‘info dump’ because you’ve spent time researching and you don’t want to waste it (time or info). How much researched information will enhance your story?
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Research – How Much is Enough or How Much is Too Much?
Once your first draft is completed, you might decide there are areas that you need to research. How long a body will keep in a refrigerator, for instance. Or how apt someone is to be struck by lightning while jogging through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in July. Or whether or not the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City is uptown or downtown from where your main character is. There are many details that writers have to research to make sure they are correct.
Just like anything, some authors love to research and others hate it. Those who love it can get lost in researching, using…
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