The month of November is dedicated to writers and research here on the Writing Prompts blog. By definition, research is a diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc. Another way to look at it is to search and search again.
Whether you are writing an English paper in high school or the next great American novel, research is vital for a good story. You want your narrative to have a true-to-life atmosphere about it. Even if you’ve invented a fantasy world on an exotic planet, ground it in research from our world. If its a jungle setting, research the Amazon. If an artic setting, study ice and cold. Make it so real that people believe this planet could truly exist.
All month long, we’ll be looking at many forms of research, different research links, and other useful information. Make sure to bookmark our site and join us every Tuesday and Friday as we delve into the subject of writers and research.
Also, 2014 is fast approaching and there will be a few changes on the writing prompts blog. You’ve noticed our updated appearance and we’ll be adding bigger and better prizes. Woo hoo.