Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Research and Writing

One of the things I love most about writing is the research a writer has the opportunity to do in the process of working on a novel.

My newest project is a return to medical thriller territory and I spent several happy hours yesterday researching:

sickle cell anemia
staph and strep bacterial infections
plasmids and bacterial gene transfer
mitochondrial function and diseases

I have a collection of great internet links and resources. Now I just need to put all the information into a cohesive whole, to fill in the blanks and make the premise believable, based on an extrapolation of current science.

It's so cool to be a writer!

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