One of the reasons why I love writing is because I get to learn about so many different things. Research is a real thing, and I feel that the more I write, the more I get to learn. Last November, for NaNoWriMo, I had three separate books planned, which mean that in October, I was in full-blown research mode. Here’s just a few things that I got to research while I was preparing for NaNoWriMo:
Prosthetics (focusing on climbing prosthetics and materials)
How to play poker
Origin of Gargoyles
Native American Smoke Signals
Hunting techniques of foxes
How to escape quicksand
Types of screwdrivers
The Walking Dead TV show
Popular Bing Crosby songs
It’s so much fun to research, and even more fun when you’re able to apply it into your writing. I’ve fallen down several black holes of research where I find such random and wonderful things to learn.
What are some of the things that you’ve had to research for writing recently?