January 28th, 2015

Research trips: No passport required

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Sierra Godfrey

Remember when you booked a flight to Marseille, France for research purposes? You toured Fort Saint-Jean, strolled around the Vieux Port, and lunched on bouillabaisse at a charming little café in Old Le Panier? Or how about the way the fishing boats sounded when they chug-chug-chugged into the harbor and the fishermen poured their catches into light-blue tables for people to come and buy right off the boat?… Read the post

November 14th, 2011

New & Improved Writer's Toolbox

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from Laura Drake's files...

You have found Laura's treasure map to her favorite, most useful, fun online locations for references, writer's resources, and just plain fun.

Warning:  This blog could be hazardous to your time schedule.  You're going to want to spend a lot of time mining for the gold buried in these links!… Read the post

May 3rd, 2010

Researching the Historical Novel

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Sharla Rae

 For the writer who enjoys history, researching is often the best part of writing a historical novel. Even so, deciding where to start can be mind-boggling.

 Why Research?

  1.  Lovers of historical fiction know their history. The facts cannot be faked.
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