27 June 2010

Research


Most writers that I've talked to say they enjoy doing research.

I have a love-hate relationship with research. I hate doing it, but I love learning from it. I always feel like research is a waste of the time I should be using to write. Not to mention the infinite number of possibilities for distractions on the web.

Today I was researching the five senses. I read all sorts of scientific words that I've promptly forgotten and been to web sites with titles like “Your Gross and Cool Body” and “Following Our Noses”. Hopefully I got the info/inspiration I needed out of it, because one afternoon looking at diagrams of the tongue was enough for me.

2 comments:

Madame Query said...

I totally agree. I was thinking the same thing today. I'd rather be writing. Sometimes I just write through it and go back and do research later. Probably not the most effective, but...

Madame Query said...

P.S. I think one of our writing assignments should involve word verification words.