Monday, February 13, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#79) -- Research

How much live research do you do vs. book and Internet research?

I very rarely do live, in-person research, but when I write about superheroes and WWII Nazis, it'd be a be difficult to literally get in those shoes. I have, however, researched settings for my work, from caves to cities to urban structures, taking note of the specifics (feelings, atmosphere, etc.) indicative of each. I've also visited certain vehicles at parks, such as planes and tanks for reference.

Most of my research, however, comes from hands-off stuff though instead of hands-on. I should get frequent flyer miles on Google. I really should.