When you put it in writing, research adds essential authenticity, pertinent facts and substantial engagement for readers. Whether searching for lyrics in music or the important untraceable poisons, you often find new avenues to explore. Speaking of streets, if the setting of your book isn’t where you live now, research provides names, stores and attractions of known cities you can use to give readers a feeling of being there, affirmation of familiarity if that’s well known territory.
The fact that writers imagine is nothing new, however astute readers notice inaccuracies. Unless your story’s fantasy, settings need sensibility, evidence needs to be real, and characters believable. Research starts the ball rolling in that direction.
One Mystery at Pima Point example,
“At the resort was an archeological group on a quest to find evidence about the sudden disappearance of the Hohokam Indians in 1450 A.D. on digs at the Snaketown Monument.”
In following research trails, that interesting fact sparked the reason for the entire book. What’s intriguing, interesting to you probably is enlightening to others too.
Investigate “more results” on Google displays, Amazon Books, or on Twitter for finding new ideas. Not every avenue pans out but the research road is the way to go for finding the best scenes or trails.