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Got Research?

Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 4.05.55 PMMany writers do a fair amount of research for their novels. Whether your genre is mystery, action-adventure, sci-fi, historical, urban fantasy, crime, or horror—writers are forever looking up facts to mix with the fiction.

Authors can spend at least a month researching a time period before beginning a new historical, and just as many weeks researching odd subject matter for other genres.

Lucky me, writing a million ( a small exaggeration )  college essays and a masters thesis taught me how to best catalogue and manage the plethora of research gathered along the way. I teach these same tips—learned the hard way—to my students.

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