Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thursday Thirteen

I've missed doing these! So, here's my Thursday 13!

Thirteen Jobs I've Researched For my female characters: 1. Forensic Chemist
2. Certified Recovery Agent
3. Sex-Therapist
4. Art Gallery Director
5. College Professor - DH is a professor.
6. Teacher - okay, this didn't require research - I am one.
7. Contractor
8. Director of a runaway teen shelter
9. Radio D.J.
11.Advice columnist
13. Reflexologist

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  1. The research is one of the fun parts about writing :)

    Congrats on a successful pitch!

  2. I love research, but I'm not sure about the forensic chemist stuff. If it's what I think it is, I wouldn't be able to go too deeply into that one.

    Happy TT!

  3. Thanks, Shelley! I do enjoy the research, even though it can become a huge time suck when I get really involved in a particular topic.

    Kimberly, I actually have a friend from high school who became a forensic chemist, and I asked her questions out of sheer morbid curiosity. It can be pretty gruesome, but she seems to enjoy it.

  4. If you ever need input from a social worker or counselor or play therapist(or even a forensic interviewer)....I'd be honored to talk to you! Now I gotta go look up your writing.... Have a great day!

  5. Research is good! It's easy to get lost in it, though. Good luck.

  6. Love doing research for books! Those are some great jobs for your heroines!


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  7. What process do you go through in researching jobs? I've done a bit myself, but I'm never entirely satisfied with my results.

  8. Fascinating! I have a friend who recently married a forensic accountant and I learned fast that "forensic" doesn't necessarily mean "dead people." The other ones that interest me are dj and sex therapist.

  9. I must be the only weird one who doesn't like research. LOL!!!
    These are awesome!
    Congrats on your pitch being chosen!

  10. This is a great list. I had to research a job for characters recently. It was fun but seemingly endless. Lot's of possibilities for future reference, too. Glad you shared.

  11. I have a similar list from people I've interviewed and written about, people like a tree climber, farmer or a 100 year old quilter. It's a great way to learn first hand,isn't it?

  12. Those are definitely very varied but also seem like they would be fun to research because of how they are varied (while I few would overlap, I would imagine).

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  13. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for joining my challenge! I hope you discover some wonderful "new adult" reads throughout the year :)