I hope you feel better very soon.
You almost have two letters at once! U for under the weather and V for vertigo. Perhaps one of your characters could benefit from your experience? My question is: What strategies do you use when researching the historical settings for a story. Do you feel it's necessary to visit a locale to include it? How do you work to achieve verisimilitude? (had to look up the spelling for that one, but you know what I mean? Stephen Colbert calls it "truthiness")
Thanks Sally. I'm on the up again today.
Beth, Thanks for the question.I do tend to stay with locales I am familiar with, but in some books made them so general they could apply almost anywhere. One of my fears in wiriting is using an unknown (to me) background) only to be pulled up on it by my readers. As that is more likely to be interpeted as sloppy research rather than genuine error.Research is a double-edged sword, I usually end up traipsing through the woods, because i can't name the tree specifically enough, and then I get mad at myself, so I end up allowing myself to get distracted by something much more fun! LOL.
Thanks Cindy, I'm on the mend.
Post a Comment