Rhobin has chosen another interesting topic. All story genres take some research for establishing details in the setting. What type of research have you had to do? Does it bother you when you read something happening in a story that is inaccurate historically, socially, scientifically, etc.?
Okay, so first what research have I had to do? It was interesting because I have a friend who writes historical and I said I don’t know how you do all the research to make it accurate. And she said I don’t know how you make all your information for contemporary romantic suspense accurate.
It’s all the perspective.
For my contemporary romantic suspense I research police, witness protection, weapons, self defense, Native Americans, amnesia and Montana landscape. And for my upcoming series – I had to research Afghanistan, women’s prisons and their dress, air lines and flight times.
I think as writers we have to make sure everything we write has to be researched and accurate.
And yes, it bothers me when I read something that’s incorrect. One comes to mind. In that book they were talking about the Empress Hotel (in British Columbia, Canada.) I’m Canadian and have been to the Empress several times and I included it in my series Hunted. They had it in Vancouver.
The Empress is in Victoria. And all their other information was also inaccurate, - drove my crazy.
Now I'm going to hop over to see what others have to say. Join me.
Margaret Fieland http://www.margaretfieland.com/blog1/
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