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My browsing history, is a little scary...

I am pretty sure that there is some government organization out there monitoring my internet account now…

This morning, I started out googling pregnancy tests (for a character in my book, not me!). 118 more words


Seriously Write: Research – The Best Part of Being an Author by Mary Ellis

Besides a good story, there’s nothing more thrilling for this reader than feeling as though I’ve been transported to a place or time I’ve never been before. 70 more words

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Seriously Write: Using Google Books to Discover the Past by Sandra Ardoin

by Sandra Ardoin

It’s my turn to post on the Seriously Write blog this morning, and I’m talking about Google Books. If you’re a writer, this can be an invaluable research tool, which is the point of the post. 38 more words

The Writing Life

Seriously Write: I Don’t Know Nothing About School Nurses, Miss Scarlet by Shannon Vannatter

by Sandra Ardoin

Research is a hefty part of writing a novel (or anything for publication). Sometimes, it’s hard to find just the right answers to our questions. 50 more words

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Cirqueophile Meets Circus

Did you know that “cirqueophile” isn’t a word? Weird, ’cause I’m pretty sure I am one.

Okay, so I’ve been to the circus before. But my inability to speak to strangers, especially super exciting amazing talented performers I envy a little a lot. 486 more words


Guest Post: Who Says Research Can’t Be Fun? By Dora Hiers

I’m excited to have my good friend Dora Hiers here to talk about the lengths she went to in her research for her new release, … 637 more words

Inspirational Books

Seriously Write: A Thing of the Past: Finding Inspiration from Objects by Susanne Dietze

Where do writers come up with their ideas? Need a writing prompt? Today on the Seriously Write blog, author Susanne Dietze gives some insight into how she came up with her idea for her debut novella.  34 more words

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