If you take a minute to view this book trailer of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, you'll see how he walks around inside the pages of his book. I want a book trailer like that!
This is how I feel when I am researching and writing. It's like being there, feeling the atmosphere of the time and place.
For me, and my work-in-progress, the time is 1961. The place is East Germany. It all feels black and white. Stark and scary. Etched with mixed loyalties.
My character is struck but not wonderstruck - that's for sure. Mostly he's just stuck.