That seems to apply to us writers too.
I love writing historical fiction because I love research. (Hey, my first job out of college was a as a research assistant. I got paid to go to the library!)
But the best kind of research is the kind you can't find in books.
Here's a couple of things I did this summer in order to get a better feel for my novel, set in Russia in 1812.
Although it was not possible for me to travel to Russia to see a reenactment, I attended a Civil War reenactment nearby my house, just so I could talk about wartime medicine with some experts.
|Tools use for amputations|
I also have a falcon in my book, so thanks to some advice from Oregon writer, Emily Whitman, I went to my local Audubon society
and met Finnegan:
|Finnegan the Peregrine|
My kids enjoyed going on a "field trip for Mom."
What has been the most memorable research you have done?