Researching is a great source of fun and inspiration to me. While a lot research is about 'crossing your T's and dotting your i's, I have found it well spring of inspiration too. In a short story I am currently writing, the MC has an old pickup with an eight-track player in it. The research on eight-track players inspired the line below: “Chu-click” The eight-track player changes program. Bob Seger begins singing again, but, it is dark now. The twilight border is gone and anything playing is noise coming from a graphite tape squeezed between rollers. The line needs tweaking, but, I'm very pleased with the direction it is moving in and I would not have written it without research. Godspeed!