This week's thought provoking questions come from the fabulous Dani Jace.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever done in the name of research for a book?I signed up for an adult dating site. I wanted to interact with people looking for a "hook-up". When people contacted me, I varied between being up front (letting them know i was researching) and pretending to look for commitment free sex. I found that if I was upfront, I tended to get extremely outrageous answers. Those wanting to 'date' me were a little more tame. I expect that the truth fell somewhere between the two camps. What shocked me most was the number of men out there with foot fetishes.
Name a nonfiction book you’ve read for research that you wouldn’t have read otherwise. Not including writing craft books.
If you could travel anywhere to do research for a book, including back in time, where would you go?I would love to visit the future, just to see if it was post-apocalyptic, post-zombie or normal. I am curious as to how much personal interaction there is, or if the current trend towards less contact and more technology continues. I would also like to see what types of faster-than-light travel have been invented. (Yes, I'm a Star Trek Geek.)
Barring that, I would love to spend some time in the old west. Mmm, cowboys. I don't think I would like to live and work as hard as people did back then, but the time period does fascinate me.
Or maybe just to Trafalgar Square ... any time period. Such an interesting, inspirational place.
http://definingjjdevine.weebly.com/ramblings-of-a-writer.html She has a totally different set of answers.