How much research do fiction writers do?
Nonfiction writers must research more. I have written both fiction and nonfiction and I believe both require a lot of research.
One important point I omitted saying deals with when do we do our research? My answer is either before or after creating the story, not during. If you stop yourself and research in the creative phase, you’ll lose your momentum. I tend to research before. Then, if I need more, I do it later.
How about you? What is your researching method when writing fiction?