Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beyond the Books

Sure, writing historical fiction requires a good deal of research.  But, truthfully, that's a lot of fun.  Sitting in libraries digging through archival boxes – oh, look a glove, a lock of hair, a letter.  Not to mention the vast amount of reading involved – books, articles, chapters.  But, research involves more than just reading (although nobody can underrate the necessity of that).  It involves immersion in the era to understand language, dress, and cultural habits.  Today I got to write a guest blog for writer Anne Johnson.  The topic?  You guessed it - researching historical fiction.  Check it out:

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