Why Research Is Important For A Fiction Writer

Original post by “The Pradita Chronicles” – The Perfectly Imperfect Bunch” subject of the weeks – Research. Awesome post! You can learn an awful lot from this.

The Perfectly Imperfect Bunch

So you have the title, the plot,  the names of the characters and you’re furiously writing down that one story that you always wanted to write – the murder mystery in the Alps… but wait, you don’t even know what the Alps look like!

Bummer!

You research through the ubiquitous-online-hoard-of-information – Google – about the beautiful mountain range that has inspired poetry, prose and art for so many years, and then realise that there’s quite a lot you don’t know about the Alps, except that they’re in Europe. Then you come to realise that you will need to decide a place where the murder takes place (like a city or a town or a hovel), you need a map that shows you the major roads and the most important landmarks in that city/town/hovel (because you’d like readers to feel like they are in the Alps), you need to know the…

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