it also involves charaters and their backgrounds. First of this is not an advertisment for my website, but I'd like for you to look at [link=http://www.starfighters.com/katha/btrylbg.html]this page[/link] (if you haven't read my story Betrayal From the Past I suggest you just look at the index for now so you don't spoil yourself). My point for this post is, what kind of research do you do for your stories. Do you have a few desriptions of people and places in mind, or do you have extensive notes about your characters and their surroundings? As you can see I've done quite a bit of research (and hardly any of it is online). This is because I created a planet with a culture attached to it. Also, I wanted a different nemesis than the Empire, something more along the lines of Black Sun in Shadows of the Empire, so I decided to look at Offworld from the Jedi Apprentice series. So, that also had to be researched. Anyway, I'll stop babbling.. so as I asked before: How extensive is the research you do for your stories?