“Research, research, research. It means everything.” Lou Reed Songwriter and Poet
Make your novel special: by making it accurate and by filling it with interesting facts, quotes, and clichés.
My academic research is 80% complete for The Remains of the Corps: Volume II: Belleau Wood and Beyond with “just-in-time” research of 20% remaining.
Additional research will include:
RESEARCH LIBRARY – Personal Collection
The following books are in my personal collection and have been or will be used in the writing of The Remains of the Corps:
Literary Research Books
USMC Research Books - WWI
General Research Books – WWI
USMC Research Books – General
General Research Books – Miscellaneous
General Research Books – Music
General Research Books – Military Slang
General Research Books – French Language
General Research Books – Commonplace Books
General Research – Film
RESEARCH LIBRARY – Personal Collection: Unused Inventory of Literary Research Books
“Jigsaw Puzzle” – Metaphor & Method
My voluminous research has left me with many thousands of pieces of information, large and small, from individual words . . . to phases . . . to sentences . . . to photographs – all puzzle pieces, if you will, and I am an accomplished jigsaw puzzler, having put together at least sixty sizeable puzzles over the years (all preserved with paste and tape). I have found my jigsawing experience, which predated my writing of The Remains of the Corps, to be extremely valuable in assembling the pieces of my novel.