Posts tagged research

Creating Routines

What an oxymoron the title of today’s post is! As an obsessively creative person who gets bored easily, routine is the last thing I want to create. Or use. Or even think about! But without a minimal amount of routine in my life, everything becomes unmanageable. So, what to do? Establish routines that meet 2 […]


Shifting Paradigms = New Stories to Tell

A little background first: sitting in church the day after my daughter’s first karate class, I had a vision of a grand battle. The characters who introduced themselves to me were an elite mother/daughter team of warriors. Who were these women? Who or what were they fighting? Why? Because of the setting I was in […]


World-building for Readers

Science fiction and fantasy writers live in worlds of their own creation for every story. They are expected to create other-worldly rules, creatures, elements, and characters. Magic and charms are common. What about writers of other genres? Each story, regardless of genre, contains a unique world of its own. Writers use a variety of techniques […]


Historical Fiction: Fact or Stereotype

One of the things that makes historical research the most difficult is the unreliability and bias that is inherent in any source. As a writer, I strive to be historically accurate. When it comes to details like what tools were made out of, or what kind of hat was worn, or even the weather in […]