If you’re a true beginning writer, you’ll have very little notion of where to start or how you can get from an idea to a full concept you can write about.
Even if you’ve been at this game for a long time, it can still feel overwhelming to sit down at your computer with intent to write or build a world only to realise that you have no idea where to even begin.
I remember spending hours searching for tutorials and examples from other writers for various things, from “how to get started” to “how to organise notes”. It’s frustrating to realise you’re pretty much on your own.
You have to figure out what works for you and that will involve a lot of trial and error as you test approaches and discard the ones that just don’t inspire you or don’t lead you anywhere except into dead ends.
So if the research process is so subjective, why are we here? Why did I bother writing a post just to say “I can’t help you”?
Because I might not be able to talk you through it step by step, but I can show you what works for me. Continue reading “My Research Process”