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A Kiss for Luck, Art of Lying, Author, Isa McLaren, Keep the Mark Happy -

“Where do you get your ideas?” This annoying question is often posed by non-writers. The answer I give them is, “I subscribe to a newsletter for them.” This is the fun part of telling lies. If you want a more profitable (yet entirely legal) answer, I offer these sites:

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Author, King's Silver, Lyssa Medana, Out of the London Mist -

Hi, I’m Lyssa Medana and this is a series of articles with my thoughts on research and the fiction author. I hope that you can use them as a starting point for your own writing journey. Writing Historical Fiction and Alternate Historical Fiction and Research If you are writing historical fiction set in a real world setting, then you should know a lot about research. Historical fiction attracts people who love that historical period and who will, as part of that love, know a lot about that time. If you make a mistake, most readers won’t know enough to pick...

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A Kiss for Luck, Art of Lying, Author, Isa McLaren, Keep the Mark Happy -

Ready to set up your own home bar? Find a space large enough to assemble and mix your ingredients. A low bookcase, as I used, or a nightstand would work, as well as counter space in your kitchen. Put a towel down to avoid sticky countertops, or use a tray if you’re feeling fancy.

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Author, King's Silver, Lyssa Medana, Out of the London Mist -

Research isn’t necessarily all libraries and locations. These days, the internet gives us so much information, so there are a lot of ways to find out about the setting for your novel. It should take a small fraction of your writing time to cover the basics, avoid glaring errors, and add wonderful tone and texture to the background of your story.

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Author, Rebekah Jonesy -

The world is made up of a thousand different versions of you. And, to a point, they’re all right. And they’re all wrong too. Because the you that people see, even if they know you really well, is just a small portion of the whole.

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