Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Research and Revisions

I'm working on another new story...duh...what writer isn't...? But this one involves some mental health issues - no not mine - the character in my story. 

I've been working on research and revisions in the story. So tell me, how do you do your research? Do you simply google and click or do you interview sources...and this is for fiction not nonfiction.

I've been doing a lot of on-line research and I'm thinking of talking with some parents (that I know - whose child is effected by the illness) I just don't want to seem insensitive. What advice would you give, if you've done this sort of thing?

Thanks.

5 comments:

Jen on the Edge said...

I'd suggest looking around for blogs by parents whose children have whatever it is that you're writing about.

Alternately, you could ask around (such as on Facebook) and see if anyone knows a family dealing with the issue you're researching, then ask if your friend would ask that family if they'd be willing to be interviewed. In my experience, most parents are happy to talk about what they've gone through, especially if it promotes understanding and so forth.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I read and ask around. People enjoy sharing if they know they might be included in a book!

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks gals. I just didn't want to make someone uncomfortable.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Great blog you have here. Research can be tough but it is always worth it.

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks Shelli :D Glad you popped by.