Monday, April 15, 2013
Having Fun With Research
Photo Credit: Susan J. Reinhardt
Nostalgia, vintage items, and antique shops have one thing in common: ME! I made the shadow box in the picture. I took older items and photos of my parents and made them into a collage.
Research doesn't have to be about reading textbooks or sifting through piles of boring clippings to find that one gem. My adrenaline flows at the mere thought of visiting a historical site or an antique shop. There's something about seeing memorabilia from bygone days that makes me rush back to my computer with fresh material.
This may seem odd since I'm writing Christian Speculative Fiction. Yet, I've seen how history can impact the future. Decisions and events have shaped our present.
So, my friends, go have fun with your research. Sample different cultures, foods, and sights both past and present.
Writers: What does your fun research look like?
Readers: What activities and hobbies make your heart sing?