4 July, 2014
It’s interesting how settling in to do dry research — simple fact-checking of unfamiliar places or things — sometimes spurs mad creation. How the quest for a fact or two can lead to facets of a story I had no idea might exist. That the lives of my characters might change based on a photo or phrase that catches my eye. That is why it’s important not to rely too heavily on the internet. While it is an endless source of answers to questions, the answers come so directly that I miss what errant information I might have stumbled across during my own, slow, clumsy, inefficient search. That is why the library is the best place for exploring. That, and because there are just so many good books there.