The joy of researching

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Along with my web meister, I'm working on a myspace page. As I was composing the general interest section, I realized that one of my personal joys of writing is the research. I love exploring new places and trivia to weave intriguing bits of information into my books.

Take SHADOW LINES. I ended up with 4 reams of paper, not to mention the personal memories I drew on from my 1999 trip to Italy. I learned about the Cathars, the Black Madonna, and Spanish flu and added to my 'travels' Ponferrada, Barcelona and Vienna. I explored the paranormal world of post cognition and empaths. Pretty cool. I may have wandered across these topics here and there, but making a story idea come to life brings me in contact with such fascinating information. :) Carol


Toni Lea Andrews said...

While reading Shadow Lines (which I really enjoyed!) I found myself thinking about how much research you must have had to do. Wow!

Carol Stephenson said...

Thanks, Toni. I'm a sick puppy when it comes to research. No matter what idea I come up, I end up generating tons of folders.
:) Carol