6 Practical Tips for Writing Great Historical Fiction
Historical fiction is a balancing act between what is true and what we invent. Here, author Catherine Hokin shares six tips for writing great historical fiction.
Top 5 Things To Know Before Doing Archival Research on Your Book
When the Internet only takes you so far, turn to archives. Author and archivist Amy Tector shares 5 things to know before doing archival research on your book and how archivists are able to help.
How To Do Writing Research During a Lockdown
When travel is restricted and health a priority, researching for your novel must pivot away from the hands-on. Here, author Katie Fforde shares how to do writing research during a lockdown, from your computer screens to the books already at your disposal.
How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel
Historical fiction relies on research to help a story’s authenticity—but it can also lead to developments in the story itself. Here, author Lora Davies discusses how inspiration and research helped shape her new novel, The Widow’s Last Secret.
4 Tips on Research for Writing Novels and Stories Beyond Getting the Facts Right
The kind of research you do can make or break your story's authenticity. Author Blake Sanz offers 4 tips on research for your novels and stories beyond getting the facts right.
Old and New: Merging Memory and Research in New Zealand
Call Me Evie author J.P. Pomare shares how his research trips to the town where his suspense novel takes place influenced his writing.
Reddit for Writers: 47 Writing Subreddits to Explore
This supplement to the 2019 edition of our 101 Best Websites provides a guide to writing subreddits—destinations across Reddit where writers can find useful information, community, and resources.
This is NOT Research Advice
Kerri Maher, author of WD Books' This is Not a Writing Manual and the new novel The Kennedy Debutante, offers research advice—or rather, NOT research advice—explaining how diaries, letters and books she read made their way into her fiction.
7 Research and Writing Tips for Setting a Book in Another Country
If you're setting a book in another country from your own, it's critical to learn as much as you can about the culture, climate, architecture, and other aspects to make your story more believable. Here, author Sejal Badani offers tips for researching and writing about foreign countries.