Category Archives: Research

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Research and Writing: How Skeletons in the Ancestral Cupboard Fuel the Creative Process

Research and Writing

From science fiction to soap opera, good background research is so important to create the canvas on which to paint a novel. In today's how to be an author guest post, Scott Skipper shows how research and writing go together, using the discoveries he made while studying his genealogy. Three novels have arisen from this so far!
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Writing Genres | Changing Genre from Fact to Fiction |

Writing Genres

Writers write, yes? Yes, certainly ... but at the same time, no. As a person who has made her living writing articles for government publications, R L Morgan has vast experience of writing for both sides of the coin. In today's How to be an Author guest post, she outlines the challenges in switching writing genres from factual commentator to writer of fiction.
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Ideas for Writing | Choosing the Setting of a Story

Readers generally absorb the setting of a story subconsciously - unless it grates with what they are familiar with! Choosing the setting of a story and accurately communicating it to the reader is, as How to be an Author guest poster, Jeanette Hornby, illustrates, "fundamental in establishing the mood" and believability of the wider story.
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