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Opinion: Why Wikipedia isn’t Real Research for your Self-published Historical Novel

British indie author Lucienne Boyce, who writes and self-publishes historical fiction and non-fiction, explains why looking something up on Wikipedia doesn’t count as quality research, and recommends more effective research methods that will add conviction and accuracy when you are writing about the past. (This is an abridged text of the excellent talk that Lucienne […]

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Cover of One Night at the Jacaranda

Writing: Write What You Know

Established non-fiction author Carol Cooper is currently deploying her medical background in her second novel, a sequel to the raunchy romance One Night at the Jacaranda. Here she exhorts fellow authors, whether indie or trade published, to keep it real by writing what they know. “I hope you’ve done your research.” Those six words strike […]

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