Most of the research I do for my writing is online. Thank you, Google! I've never really done any in person, aside from asking my brother who works in the ER and my other brother who is an ex-cop, and my other brother who is in the military.
Anyway, there is a scene in my book where the fire department is on hand and Liz was like---are you sure? Cuz that does NOT seem like it would happen. (Don't want to give away too much, since it's kinda the FINAL scene.)
I had the thought as I was writing it too, whether it was believable or not. SO NOT BELIEVABLE. So then I had to do something a little scary. I called the fire department!!! Aaah! Okay, so it wasn't that scary. The fire chief was a little surprised when I told him I was writing a book and needed to check a fact, but he was more than willing to go along with it. And I felt so proud afterward! I'm an OFFICIAL FACT CHECKER FOR MY WRITING!!!
Have you guys ever done any in-person research? Was it scary at all or fun?
Also, a reminder!!! The bloghop I'm co-hosting with Theresa Paolo starts on Thursday! If you haven't already, sign up below! We hope you'll join in on the fun!!! Here's the link to the original post, it's going to be a blast! Get your shelved WIP's ready, guys!! :D