Regardless of whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, you likely have details that need to
Research makes your book come alive. In fiction it gives the prose a sense of veracity and even if the reader
And the best thing about research is all the random odd things you learn. For example, did you know that more people
Here are a few resources we found to help you make the best use of your research time.
Joanna Penn... need I say more? She's smart. And she's shared her thoughts on this topic in How to Research Your Novel... And When To Stop.
Whether your research takes you to a museum, an interview with an expert, websites, or old-fashioned books, you'll find helpful tips in How to... Research your novel effectively on the Well Stories blog.
And for the non-fiction writers, we have not forgotten about you and your slightly different research needs. Here are 9 Essential Tips for Researching Your Non-fiction Book Idea by author Debbie Reber.
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This week we did a group critique of two different query letters (picture book and YA fantasy) and then helped another member brainstorm story points regarding the motivation of her main character (Sci-
Crystal's Strategic Author sessions
This hour we chatted about
We also talked about how you stick with it when it seems like progress is slower than you want, and how long is realistic to hit that "tipping point."
Quarterly goal-setting retreat
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Office hours, Mastermind group, and sprints
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