If you want to research your book content in a way that brings results, you need to start asking questions.
There are parts of our books that are easy to write, and parts that are not. The hard parts can trip us up if we are not careful. If you have a topic you want to research, you could just do a lot of reading and note-taking but this is unlikely to be a great deal of help because when you read a lot of material you simply end up with too much information that you cannot do anything with.
So, before you begin writing, map out your key questions and look for the answers when you do your research. If you remember your time at college, you’ll know that the essay topic made your work far easier to do because you had to look for specific information.
Questions makes the research process more fun and inspiring because they trigger a more investigative mind set – and that always leads to better and more interesting content. Indeed, the questions you begin with will probably beget more questions and this is when you start to explore in a much more meaningful way.
Research can be interesting or tedious depending on how interested you are in the topic. However, when you do research with a question in mind it keeps you curious, and that will always lead you to write far more engaging content.