Thursday, March 3, 2011

Researching

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well. I'm home again after a nice day at the school I work at. It's time to do some editing and research. I really love researching for a new book. The discovery is fun as I delve into my books, finding out more about the past. I'm buried in books, both paper and electronic. Up until a few weeks ago, I had to read my ebooks on the computer only, but my father was nice enough to give me an ereader. I really like it. I can adjust the font and have many books with me at any give time.

Sometimes, I'm in the library doing my research, kicking back with a good book or ten. I always read on the bus. People have such interesting conversations on the bus too. Then, I come home and read in the office of my small apartment. If I had a house, I'd be getting cozy in one of the great backyard swing sets that I've seen on television, with a stack of books or my ereader.

Research has changed since I was in high school, for the better in one major way of course: the Internet. What a useful tool to find out stuff; however, as recommended years ago by colleagues, I also double and triple check the information I find there. I don't want to get my facts wrong if I can help it. Interviewing people is another wonderful way to get information. If you do research, what is your favorite source of information?

Well, I'm off to do some work. Take care!

2 comments :

Sheila Deeth said...

I always hated research as a kid and swore I'd never write non-fiction or fiction based on a real place. But the internet has made it so much easier to quickly check my facts. I love it. I have to have real-world books too though--a book-shelf full of history, archeology, commentary etc--so I have a pre-checked place to start from.

Rainy said...

Awesome post. Not only is the internet a great place to get information, the pictures and concept art can be amazing. Of course. . .always double check the facts :)

On a side note, your blog was nominated (second down):

http://www.rainyofthedark.com/2011/03/awards-were-you-nominated/

Take care,

//R