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Researching for Nonfiction and Fiction Projects

Researching for Nonfiction and Fiction Projects by Marcus A. Nannini Research can make, break, or cast doubt on the validity of your effort. A recent example is the movie Hidden Figures, a movie based on some excellent real-life characters and … Continue reading

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Researching an Historical Fiction Novel: How Much Is Too Much?

Researching an Historical Fiction Novel: How Much Is Too Much? by Marcus A. Nannini The further removed your novel is from the present day, the more critical the research element becomes. You know the story you desire to convey, but … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About History*

Don’t Know Much About History* by Vaughn Treude To be successful, works of historical fiction – or those of a quasi-historical genre – need to have an air of authenticity. Thousands of readers would love to catch an author in … Continue reading

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Way Down on the Colorado River

Way Down on the Colorado River by C.K. Thomas Have you ever been to Parker, Arizona? If you have, you know it sits near small, winding roads dubbed back-road byways, which should give you some idea of the terrain. This … Continue reading

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Exploring Newspapers for Inspiration

Exploring Newspapers for Inspiration by C.K. Thomas For a couple of years way back in the 1980s, I worked indexing The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette for inclusion in a searchable database reporters could access from the computers on … Continue reading

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The Power of the Group: Partner with a Nonprofit to Increase Your Reach

The Power of the Group: Partner with a Nonprofit to Increase Your Reach Regardless of the subject or genre of your book, chances are good that there’s a nonprofit organization that would be a good fit as a partner. Books … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Research Basics

Library of Congress Research Basics by Diana DeLugan In law school I was taught how to conduct meaningful legal research. But when I began researching my own family history, I suddenly realized that there is much more to research than … Continue reading

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