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I Just Make Things Up   Leave a comment

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July 29, 2019

What kind of research do you do,
and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

“Writing Fantasy? That’s easy. You just make stuff up.”

That’s a real sentence from a real human.

So there you have it, straight from somebody else’s mouth: I just make stuff up.

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Here’s the deal. I could just make stuff up, but I wouldn’t get very far. Fantasy, the good stuff, requires a lot of skill and knowledge. You know, stuff I’m personally still developing and maybe might get kinda good at by the mid to late part of my career. Le sigh. Such is life.

But speaking of real life, I do quite a bit of research. I don’t have a time line for it. I know that before I started writing the Endeavor Series, I spent months researching and doing a lot of messy write ups. Some…

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Research – A Key Element to Storytelling   Leave a comment

Lyndell Williams

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What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I spend a lot of time researching all kinds of things for various writing projects. I need to research curriculum development and pedagogical methods for my work with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative. I just spent the past few days hitting Google for historical and cultural research while taking part in an anti-racism workshop.

My job teaching at the college and romance scholarship also requires time researching. Before leaving for Chicago, I looked for additional sources as I edited an essay about African American Muslim romance fiction (yes, it’s a thing) and how female protagonists are othered. It is interesting how Muslim authors use the other woman trope in love triangles.

Focus, Lyndell. Okay.

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It may seem that so many demands will make research a tedious exercise. The opposite is true…

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Open Book Blog Hop -29th July   5 comments

Stevie Turner

This week’s topic is:

What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

So far I’ve been able to mostly write what I know about, but sometimes (as in ‘For the Sake of a Child‘) I’ve had to email or phone somebody who could give me advice.  Ferdi Nazim from the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children was most helpful when I asked him about RSPCC procedures for reporting child abuse.

When I wrote ‘A Rather Unusual Romance‘, I looked back on all the meticulous notes and diaries I had made at the time whilst undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer – some of the procedures I had quite forgotten.

At other times I just use Google to find out what information is available, or ask my husband if it’s something technical, like in ‘

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Open Book Blog Hop for this week begins.

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