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dale-estey's picture
Oct.30.2013
I enjoy graveyards, and peruse them with vigour. It's true I don't plan to spend the rest of my life in them, but, after that ... So, I have many tales of cemeteries to tell. Hardly any are scary because, contrary to popular depiction, graveyards are not haunted. Unless one happens to die in one (...
orna-b-raz's picture
Oct.19.2013
The morning after I attended a wedding, I saw on Facebook  a photo with the following caption (in Hebrew):  “So much fun --an Israeli wedding.” This was a new one for me; I was  familiar with Jewish weddings and even heard about an Israeli documetary series on TV with  that...
darlene-quinn's picture
Sep.12.2013
  When first considered, the word research has the tendencies to bring back memories of school projects or bring to mind a non-fiction author carefully reviewing notes as they compile their next work. However, research is not for the non-fiction oriented alone. The old adage “write what you...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.01.2013
  There’s still so much more to share from Craft­Fest. Today I’m com­bin­ing two work­shops: How to Keep the Reader Turn­ing Pages, given by Peter James, and Research and the Will­ing Sus­pen­sion of Dis­be­lief, given by W. Michael Gear. Both gave...
sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Jul.26.2013
Research (Photo credit: astronomy_blog) Anybody remember Reading Rainbow with Levar Burton? I watched it when I was a kid, and the line I always recall is, "But you don't have to take my word for it." Burton was encouraging kids to read the books he told them about and discover the...
eric-barnes's picture
Jul.22.2013
Steve Himmer at Necessary Fiction was nice neough to ask me to write an article for their Research Notes series. Here's an outtake. Our Research Notes series invites authors to describe their research for a recent book, with “research” defined as broadly as they like. This week, Eric Barnes...
holli-herrle-castillo's picture
Jul.05.2013
I sometimes do research for my writing.  I try not to write a whole lot about things I don't know because I have a short attention span and am not always detail oriented. This means I may miss something or misstate something if I am not careful.  Every now and then I do have to write...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jun.17.2013
I'm still sore. Last week I volunteered at an organic farm just across the river in Illinois, and spent my day packing CSA boxes, weeding beets, planting lettuce and watermelons, learning to trellis tomatoes, fertilizing eggplants, harvesting scallions, and digging up turnips. I spent my day...
terry-odell's picture
Jun.10.2013
Last month, our RWA chapter’s speaker was Chris Hern­don, a retired deputy coro­ner. A lot of her talk was about cases she’d worked on, includ­ing graphic pic­tures, which doesn’t really lend itself to a pleas­ant blog post, but she did pro­vide a lot of inter­est...
orna-b-raz's picture
May.10.2013
Since Sunday is Mother's Day in the US; in Israel, alas, this day has already turned into "Family Day," I decided to use the opportunity to bring up a minor yet important point about motherhood and fiction. Rereading Jane and Prudence  (1953) Barbara Pym’s third novel, I was...