Researching isn’t just for information books

If you know anything about writing, then it isn’t a surprise that research isn’t just for non-fiction titles. And just to be clear, the Internet may be an easy research tool, but it isn’t always reliable.  You may actually have to crack the cover of a book, or a journal or two folks.  Here’s a great article by Andy Weir, author of the sci-fi page-turner grounded in scientific research, The Martian.  One of his tips; research informs the story.  Don’t dump everything you learned into your manuscript, impressive though it may be.

Even if you’re not a sci-fi buff, definitely pick up his book.Who knows, you may learn something.