Question by  EvaDorey (72)

When you're writing thrillers, how much research is necessary?


Answer by  QueedlyMcShane (205)

Start with a subject you know. Example: If you're an insurance salesman, use your specialized knowledge as material for your plot and to build the story. For exotic locales, start reading, even watch YouTube videos. More research equals a better story. Best writing advice: just start and continue; edit later.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you are writing in a time other than today or a location you are not familiar with, errors in detail or time-line will distract readers from the plot and decrease your credibility as a writer. If you are familiar with the historical characters, the geography of the place, and the events around the story, little research is needed.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

It depends on many things. What's the setting? How much science and forensics do you want to put into it? The more technical the more research you'll need to do.

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