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Old 03-27-2010, 07:32 PM
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Jenny,

Just curious from a researching perspective, how do you find things for your historical romance? I'm assuming you are trying to use verbage and details that were common in that time frame. What kind of research have you done and how did you go about doing it?

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Old 03-28-2010, 08:43 AM
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Hi braink,

I've researched just about any and everything I can think of and I'm still researching. I've tried to gather information from the clothes they wear, the food they eat (and how they acquire it), the way the speak, the things they do for entertainment, even their 'torture devices' and the list just goes on. Whenever I'm writing and something comes up which i think I should know more about, I try to get that information. The only tool I use is google. You get an abundance of information... more than you can even handle. Sometimes I'm researching one thing and it becomes so interesting that I search deeper and go way off topic but it's always fun.

For my romance novel I've got too much research to do because I've incorporated gypsies and spainards and pirates so it's really become alot to deal with but the research is just so fun! Currently I'm researching on Medieval period and I've found some interesting sites which have all the little details I need.

Also very importantly, I've read lots of books that are set in those times and when the writers are as great at writing as the ones I read, you're actually there with the characters so you feel like you're experiencing everything that is happening. So when I try to write my own, I already have an idea how of what the scene looks like.

Are you writing somthing in that time frame?
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jennyr View Post
You'd think so but what do you think of a person who would never look under their bed when its dark? They just prefer to think 'under the bed' doesn't exist.
I would say it still beats not sleeping XD
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by IndigoScarecrow View Post
I would say it still beats not sleeping XD
Well you got me there And I knew those eyes looked like they never got much sleep!
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