So today I sent an email to some random blog poster on the internet because he happened to have the same type of background/profession as my protagonist--a job I know relatively little about. Do you think that he'll think I'm crazy for emailing him questions out of the blue so that I can write a crime fiction short story? Have any of you ever done something similar in order to write about a setting/character that contains some unknown territory for you? Or am I the only one? BTW--if he responds, I'm assuming that I should give him credit for his feedback. How does one do this in a short story that is being submitted for publishing?