Today, I wanted to focus on research.
When looking at the writing process, nothing scares me as much as the research part.
How much planning and research is enough? At what point can you get too buried underneath all of the information?
The most daunting question of all… where do I begin?
I wanted to try the following exercise.
Make a list of the first five celebrities or historical figures that come into your head. Then pick one.
Using google, spend thirty minutes finding out five facts about this celebrity or historical figure.
Once you’ve done that, write a conversation between yourself and this person using the information you’ve found out.
Has this exercise sparked a bigger idea? What else do you feel you’d need to know before you begin to write a bigger story?
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