Category Archives: Research

Setting Description | 777 Peppermint Place

Setting descriptions sometimes get the short end of the stick because the author is so focused on the action itself. While the action is important, nothing quite brings it into focus like and excellently described setting.

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How to Research Your Book Smarter, Instead of Harder – Helping Writers Become Authors

Is your research tedious and so time-consuming you are beginning to wonder if it is worth all that effort? You are not alone. Here are some new resources to help you make that time more productive.

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Want to streamline your research and find more time to write? Here are three ways One Stop for Writers can help you figure out how to research you book.

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The 4 bare-bones things every journalist needs to know about verification — First Draft News — Medium

Accurate research is just as important for writers as it is for journalists. Getting the facts right will make your story far more believable. Getting them wrong will garner dissatisfied readers and bad reviews.

One of the best ways to enjoy an Eliot Higgins workshop about how he uses open source information to verify details abou…

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How to write well in a language that isn’t your mother tongue | Nail Your Novel

Writing well in a foreign language is always a challenge. So is including foreign language dialogue or phrases that you characters might use in your novel. They both require some intense preparation to do it right. This article by Roz Morris highlights some of the steps to take to pull it off.

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How To Build Your Own Self-Hosted Author Website In 30 Minutes | The Creative Penn

An important part of building your author platform is having a place where people can go to read about you and your work. An expert in being an author/entrepreneur is Joanna Penn. Here is some important advice on how to do that for yourself.

A step by step tutorial on how to set up your own self-hosted WordPress author website in less than 30 minutes. Plus tips on professional themes and setting up

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Writing And Editing: Five Problems to Avoid in Your First Novel | The Creative Penn

Here is some excellent advice that you would normally have to go to a writers conference to get.

The first novel is definitely the hardest! You think you have internalized how a story works as a reader and then you discover there is so much to learn. In

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Making Maps for Books: 2 Cartographers Tell Us How It’s Done

If you write fantasy, spec-fic, or historical fiction maps can be of great use to your readers. Here is some advice from some map making experts to help you get a good one into your book.

How exactly does one go about making a map of a fictional place? Two cartographers take us through the process of making a fictional map.

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