Saturday, April 20, 2013

Attributes of Writers - R

Writers are a special breed. We have unique qualities that help us make music with our words. Those same qualities might also put us in the loony bin, but isn't it worth it?! So, pull up a chair, let's explore our "specialness" together through the A to Z Challenge. If we can understand our attributes as writers, we can be cured, right?                   Dawn (P.S. Thanks for stopping by. Writing is lonely and I need your company!)


Photo by Toby Hamsher, 2013

A writer is a...

Researcher -

one who gets the facts and writes the truth



Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, there is usually some research involved. Writers who do their homework produce writing that is believable! 
  
What is something you had to research for your writing?
For me, part of my book takes place in a local library, so I spent time there, exploring it and taking notes.
 

10 comments:

  1. for some paintings I have to get reference material or research the fashion of the time...you don't want to draw a giraffe with only 3 legs or somehting

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    1. Jette, Well, a giraffe with three legs would be interesting, just not accurate. LOL!

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  2. Loving the pix, Dawn! I have to research many of devotionals--either doing Bible research or other more general research. It's actually one of the aspects of writing I really enjoy. Marketing research however, is at the bottom of my list. I procrastinate and procrastinate when it comes to that.
    Blessings!
    Pam at 2 Encourage

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    1. Thanks, Pam. I like Bible research too. I always learn something new!

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  3. Yes! It can be frustrating to read something if the reader did no research even if it is fiction. You still need to get the facts right and make it believable. :) I always try to do my research before to get it right!

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  4. I love your quirky pictures :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog

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    1. I'm glad you like them! Thank you for commenting!

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  5. I write historical, so I have to research pretty much everything. I've written exclusively 20th century historical for the last 20 years, but I'm hoping to eventually return to the 18th and 19th centuries, and earlier eras. Even though I know my chosen eras and topics within those eras like the back of my hand, there are always new angles and things to discover. I'll definitely have to do some more research when I resurrect my long-shelved Colonial and pioneer characters, and if I ever do the Japanese historicals I'm really interested in.

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    1. Wow! Carrie-Anne your research sounds amazing!

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