When Writing a BookWriting a book
Research can be a bottomless pit. You were thinking about writing an e-book. As a matter of fact, you already imagined the front page.
What do authors do when they write a work?
Your response is: "It all comes down to the type of work you write. "Even more importantly, it also strongly relies on what subjects you research and why you need to research those subjects for your work. Immediately, the kind of work you write is a fictional one - so you have to ask yourself what is important for your history.
Do you strive for technological or sensorial precision? Would you like the public to have the feeling "to know what you are speaking about" when it comes to the detail of the medical profession, or are you trying to communicate the emotive, bodily and spiritual experiences of the medical profession because you want a realist temper?
Let us assume you want to highlight the first part - the technological precision. When you want to be familiar with the medical technology, you have to do a great deal of research. I would be the first person in my closet of my boyfriends and my whole household to find someone who is a practising doctor if I were to make a tale about such a person.
I found that most folks are wonderful when you ask them what they're doing, so one fast e-mail or call is usually enough to get the game started. You' d be sitting down and talking to your new boyfriend about what they're doing and asking issues that are pertinent to what you need to know to make it seem like you know how to do your work.
I would ask you to tape the interview because it is faster and more personal than taking a note - but some peoples are not happy with it, so I have my pens and papers ready. Normally your first acquaintance knows other information -rich ones, and you would get close to them and do the same.
Gather important person in the box. Nonprofessional literature that they think is good and precise. When you are particularly kind, you can usually take a look into your work area and maybe even take a few photos, or at least find out the name of the thing. They could also ask while all this, about the peculiar things that will be happening in your history, and how they deal with these incidents as a pro.
At all times you will also note down information about the way these individuals act and react. A lot of little things. Okay, now you've done your expertise, you go home and get your memos organized. You plough it through because you're committed to technological precision - you don't want to be like an ass.
As soon as your memos are organised, begin downloading your book, article, biography, magazine and journals-everything your friends have suggested. Their first stop in evaluating these ledgers will be the Bible, where you will search for items or titles that appear aplenty. Then, once you have an adequate stack of research, begin to read, take notes and generally look for the particulars that you think might be pertinent to your history.
Aftere you have done your research, usually try to organise the most pertinent quotes, thoughts, insights or small particulars into something you can refer -- I like to use Excel tables and/or note cards -- and then begin to write your first design and draw on the material you have drawn for references as necessary.
It really, really helps to speak to genuine individuals who know a great deal about the topic you are exploring. Firstly, and most of all, you can only reading about Paris, and monkeys, what others have said about it. Secondly, and better, you can speak to those who have been living there, or, best of all, have been living there, and get some of the taste from them.
If you research, you often can't really do what you research for yourself - you can't investigate homicide by doing one! If you don't have access to talk to people, go to the next best you can.