Writerly Research

A few days ago I researched Cherokee rain dances; the day before, how to use a bow and arrow; the day before that, Girl Scout camp songs and food. In the last few weeks I’ve hit the internet and books to learn more about horses, Syria, the New York 9/11 Memorial, tents, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

A writer quickly gets to know a little bit about a lot of things … research, at least for me, is one of the fun parts.

I wonder what the NSA thinks of me? *waves to NSA*


  1. I spent more than my share of time looking at things about Syria, Israel, terrorists, but that's my genre!

    1. Oddly enough, the serious stuff like that is usually related to my humor columns -- the really fun research is for my fiction.