So, I’ve come to realize . . . what I used to hate in school? It’s actually the most fun part of writing a novel. What is it? Research! For instance, the other night, I needed to have John Victor and his friend drive away from the friend’s home. Could have made it a “nothing” scene, but turned it into a humorous situation — with details. I don’t know much about cars, so I looked up a 1954 vintage Chevy Bel Air. And had the guys “discussing” the “female reaction” to cars. And, of course, my treasure hunting hero loves hiking and rock specimens — so I looked up some interesting minerals known to be situated in the local of the story. Found Wulfenite. Neat! “Research” is even more fun if it takes you somewhere. Like, with my Johnny Vic adventure featuring Lake Champlain, I went to a museum in the Vergennes area. Got the, “Wow, you’re a writer doing research?” reaction from the staff. Not familiar with John Victor? Look for his first adventure, entitled, “The SEED” at my website: www.annrichduncan.com. You can find the Johnny Vic historical adventure series there too.
Best part of writing!