Writing is sleight of hand – or a con game, if you prefer – in which the author (with the readers’ permission) tricks the readers into believing the story they are reading is plausible, by placing a selection of correct, factual details into what remains a made-up narrative. Get the factual bits wrong, and you get caught while you switch cards or pull a rabbit from a hidden pocket.
In other words, fail your essential research, and your story won’t work.
The readers will snigger.
This book is so full or errors about the UK police force it is laughable.
And nobody wants a sniggering audience.
Big name authors and big publishers have their research teams – but what about the small guy?
What about self-publishers and small presses?
What about game designers?
What about the tiny bit of info you need to spice up a short story?
That’s where we come in.
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… The basic workings of an atmospheric circulation system?
… Where you could get your shoes repaired in Shanghai, in 1936?
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16 November 2017 at 23:04
Great thing you’ve got here. Research, especially pre-“medieval” is as rare as rebbis at a barbecue! I’m currently for Myrddin-era connections between 5th c. Britain & New Rome for a novel that, at least, keeps me intrigued.
By the way, we swapped links a while back through Facebook & I changed servers. Would you please add a link to https://wisdomofsages.com?
17 November 2017 at 00:04
5th century Britain is quite a subject, especially in connection with the whole Merlin/Myrddin stuff.
Are you going for primary sources?
And I’ll update my links.