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    From Authors to Authors: Five Top Tips on Researching a Novel

From Authors to Authors: Five Top Tips on Researching a Novel

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post in the From Authors to Authors blog series. Today, Isobel Starting returns to share with you your best tips for researching a novel. Grab a snack an join us to find out all about the best way to do research for your book.

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    Memories from Communism Part I – The Queues

Memories from Communism Part I – The Queues

As it’s Wednesday, I am sure you were expecting a post on Research & Inspiration for authors. This is a bit of a different take on the topic. My sharing memories from communism will work as research on communist regimes, dictatorships, and any other type of dysfunctional societies. If you’re wondering

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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

Hello and welcome to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Today, our guest blogger is Ruby Moon and she’s talking about writing gay historical romance. Enjoy! Stepping into the Past – Writing Gay Historical Romance There is nothing quite like disappearing into a M/M historical romance. All those

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    YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

Appearance is an important part of your characters. Sure, their personality, the situations they are put in and how they react, their relationships, all lead to their character development, but what they look like is equally important. How do you know what people in your world look like without putting

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    Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

If it’s Wednesday, we’re talking Research and Ideas for Authors. You know how I love my YouTube inspiration, after my posts on swords and the one on things I watch. Today, I am back with another fun, interesting, and very educational channel on weapons, medieval castles, and other interesting historic

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    Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Writing inspiration is something authors always need more of. The muses are fickle by nature and we do our best to chase them down and squeeze the inspiration and ideas out of them. My Writing Inspiration We all have different writing processes, and inspiration comes from the most unusual sources.

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    Research Spotlight: Of Swords and Swordplay

Research Spotlight: Of Swords and Swordplay

Until very recently, when it came to fights that involved swords, my inspiration (and sadly, research), came from other books, movies, mangas, animations, and video games. Well, I did go to Karate classes for a few years way back when, and played Airsoft where a guy from the Romanian version

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