When the latest issue of the Absolute Write newsletter stated that writers want to know about exploding gophers, I just had to visit the Water Cooler and see for myself. Do gophers really explode? And - do writers really care?
If that last paragraph didn't make sense, please allow me to translate: Absolute Write is home to several free writing newsletters, plus a forum (the "Water Cooler") where writers can ask others for input on their research. They advertise some of the latest forum research questions in their newsletter, I suppose to pique interest and provoke a visit... it certainly worked for me!