Today on the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop, A.S. Fenichel asks:
What's the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of researching a book. Or...what's the craziest thing you'd like to do to research a book.
One of the reasons I love to read (and write) is because I can live a dangerous and exciting life without leaving my couch. So when it comes to research, I'm not too adventurous! In No Life But This (which I hope to release later this year) my hero and heroine go paragliding. Well, you'll never catch me jumping off a cliff. But YouTube has plenty of videos of people who are crazy enough, so I watched those to at least get some feel for the experience.
Like most writers, though, I do blend my own experiences into my stories. No Life But This is set in the Azores. My husband has family there, and we traveled there in 2013. It was such an amazing place I simply had to work it into a book somehow. And this summer we plan on going whitewater rafting, which I'm sure will come in useful some day. But for now, Google is my friend when it comes to research.
Sorry for the very boring post this week. I hope Jenna Da Sie has something wild and crazy for you to read about! Check out her blog here.
2/16/2016 11:53:38 am
Paragliding rides the fence between fascinating and terrifying for me. I'd be tempted to try it if the opportunity presented itself.
2/16/2016 11:57:44 am
I fall onto the terrifying side. I have no problem with planes, but standing in the open air on the edge of something even just a few metres high makes me dizzy!
2/16/2016 09:08:47 pm
Paragliding sounds fun! I don't know if I could do it though. I might be able to in the name of research...
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