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farzana-versey's picture
Jul.26.2012
Sexist jokes are vile and unacceptable. However, I object to a study that uses this yardstick to understand whether women fit in under these circumstances. A Melbourne Business School report found that companies lack strategy to tackle "low level sexism" despite having policies in place that...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jun.27.2012
I'm often asked how I research police procedures and police matters for my crime novels and while the DI Horton crime series certainly doesn't conform to policing in the real world  there is an underlying reality about some of the situations and procedures. So where do I get my research...
terry-odell's picture
Jun.04.2012
Last week I talked about doing research, and a few easy-access resources. Let’s go one step fur­ther. Writ­ing what you’ve learned. Beware the dreaded info dump! One of the fastest ways to alien­ate your read­ers is to lec­ture them. Too often, we’ve spent so much time...
tom-lucas's picture
May.21.2012
Today was one of those days when the gears of the universe click together nicely. I have had more gear grinding than not, but today proved to be a welcome break. I have taken a teaching position in a CWBFA program, and the course that I will be teaching is in brief, a course that deals with methods...
alex-fraser's picture
May.05.2012
Warming day in the Bay Area, clear skies, cooler this evening, warmer yet tomorrow.    After my Epdurals yesterday, I went home and slept for eleven hours.  I woke feeling marvelous, got up, standing tall, and went to work on gathering materials for a requested meeting with the SSI...
bob-mustin's picture
May.03.2012
I'm still working on an historical novel set in medieval times. Of course, this necessitated a lot of research; still, that age didn't have a scintilla of the informational resources that we have today, so imagination - tempered with logic - has its work cut out for it. image via historyforkids....
dale-estey's picture
Apr.21.2012
Authors can never have too many sources for research. This site opens 28 natural history museusms, botanical gardens and other sources on the internet.    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe (BHL-Europe) BHL-Europe is a 3 year project, involving 28...
pauline-rowson's picture
Apr.19.2012
Research is a vital part of writing and particularly for me as I set my crime novels in a real location (although a certain amount of artistic licence can be used). So a huge thank you to the staff at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth (UK) and the Library for all the help and time...
jennifer-niven's picture
Apr.02.2012
I haven’t blogged for a week because, unfortunately, when something’s gotta give in my schedule, the blog is the first to go. I figure when it comes down to writing for my website or writing for Penguin, I will always choose the latter. Last week was a mad scramble to get through some important...