How to do research for writing a novel

Well Wye not? Not only does this tick the check boxes for funding, but it also helps them stay on track and ensure their research project is valid. Step 4: Prioritize your listed topics.

Simply incorporate the research into the book as you edit and polish the first draft. About a year ago, I was driving along on a warm day, listening to the radio with the windows down.

Tip 2: Gather information from legitimate sources. There may be those who share your passion and wish to dive deep into the researched topics you discuss throughout your story. Hate writing synopses?

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Again, as with any digital method, ensure you back up your files religiously. I loaded Google Maps. Talk about synchronicity!

How to organize research for a novel

I loaded Google Maps. Oh, it can still change if the story dictates that. Synchronise your book research with Google Keep on both your phone and laptop, and take notes on the go. Utilizing the research you've gathered My book had a theme of old things coming up through the surface of the modern — so this seemed like a gift from the gods. For example, you might have a Pinterest board full of images relevant to your setting, another for images of characters and clothing, and so on. Take some time to stroll through the location, taking in not only the sights but the sounds, smells, vibe and atmosphere of the place. I was being careful to write a tight story, one without a lot of fat in it, but as a consequence you could see the bones. Where to go, what to say, what to write next? This should ensure your list of questions is complete. Not you-first, not book-first, not editor-, agent-, or publisher-first. You can find clips on YouTube, watch travel documentaries, read travel blogs, and even get a feel for walking around a location via Google maps. Why start gathering your research for a project so far in advance? Our job when writing that first draft is to get down the story or the message or the teaching—depending on your genre. Research, research and again I say research.
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