Robert Wayne Bee
The glamorous aspects of a writer's life made popular by Hollywood do nothing for me. My favorite thing about being a writer is doing the research. Before I wrote about second sub-basements in The Melissa Ring, I researched the topic including checking local water tables on a government website to see if it were even possible. Before I connected the history of the Melissa Ring to real people and events from ancient history, I researched those people and events. And because my protagonist rides into town on a motorcycle, I shopped for one almost to the point of making the purchase. It's the research that makes the story come alive for me; and so, it's my favorite part.