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My Writing Style: Research

posted Feb 25, 2012, 5:54 AM by Ben Kreucher   [ updated Feb 25, 2012, 5:54 AM ]
Often, I find myself getting so caught up in researching a specific topic, even (or perhaps especially) if it's only going to be a small part of the story, that I lose a whole day to research and hardly write a word.  Not necessarily bad.  I just feel guilty if I spend longer researching something than writing that day.  Plus, my style of research tends to lead me to jumping into another topic.  So, I travel from topic to topic, getting more drawn in and thinking of new ways to add these bits into the story.  Again, not necessarily bad.

I think I just need to find a balance between research and writing where I am comfortable with the amount of research and writing I've done each day.  Or, I could just set aside days as writing days and research days, but I'm not that structured/organized.
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