Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The second (Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing) I found after a search for well reviewed books on the topic of coercion, persuasion and brainwashing which, at its center, will be what CORA is about. There is a well known mantra among writers to "write what you know", but in this case I am writing about what I don't know but plan to place characters that I am now very familiar with into situations that will further define them.
I can't express how much this kind of research helps me. It helps expand my knowedge of subjects that I may have a narrow or generalized view of. Research not only makes our work better, but helps us become more learned as well.