Novelist Laura Dave has published two novels, both in development with Universal Studios. Here she shares her methods of organizing research by character and theme.
Romance author Donna Hatch discusses the challenges of researching regency romance. Including the tendency to do too much research. She also shares some of the resources she used when researching and discusses the kind of details she researches.
As you begin writing your novel or nonfiction book, don’t overlook the importance of research. Whether it’s researching historical facts, reading other author’s in the genre or more… research is important. You can use libraries, the internet, books, databases, historians, and more. In this interview we learn the research techniques of several authors, including Stephen J. Bauer, Chris Benson, Trish Ventker, Ruth Smith, Judith Andrade, Robert Grajewski, Elaine Cooper, Heidi Williams, Janet Henderson, and Brenda Meister.
Of all the topics about which to write with authority and credibility, medicine is the most difficult. Medicine is extremely complicated; there are many differing opinions on procedures and medications, and the knowledge base changes rapidly. Effective research is critical when writing about medical topics. This article offers several tips for how and where to conduct this research.
If you're writing a legal or courtroom thriller and you'll want to make sure you get the details right. The place to start is with quality research. This article offers some suggestions on the right level of detail to include and even provides a resource for conducting legal research.
Multi-book author Mike Johnson discusses the importance of research to writing credibly.Author Mike Johnson discusses the value of research for historical novels in particular, but also for other books requiring authenticity of factual information.