This week, in homage to all the intrepid writers embarking on a big project right now, we’re revisiting research. It’s a crucial activity—but it’s also a handy procrastination tool. So this week, tune in and travel back in time to August 2020 when your intrepid hosts got their nerd on and talked about how to research efficiently, effectively, and without disappearing down an internet wormhole of fascinating but ultimately useless information. Join us to find out how to cut your research (and writing) time dramatically without doing a half-arsed job of it.
- [2:50] How do you avoid going down a research blackhole?
- [3:55] Get your big idea down on paper first.
- [5:45] Make a note to yourself on things you need to research further.
- [7:25] Use your books before you use Google.
- [10:05] Joe offers Google tips and tricks to help you find what you want!
- [13:55] Use your browser in offline mode!
- [14:45] Give yourself a time limit for your research.
- [17:35] Please leave a review and Vicky and Joe would love to read it outloud on the show!
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