Monday, May 26, 2014

Research Like a Writer

If you’re looking for a list of Latino authors and illustrators, visit the Latinas4latinolit site. For a small fee and to help promote literacy, the site offers the L4LL DIY Summer Reading Camp for children, which “includes more than 100 original downloadable printables centered around 10 themes to develop children’s reading and writing skills during their 10-week summer reading program.

If you are in the middle of or thinking about writing historical fiction, here is a brief article on the Publishers Weekly blog, “How to Research Like a Writer,” posted by Andy Weir, author of the science fiction thriller, The Martian. 
He writes: "The first problem you run into is the inherent unreliability of information on the internet. A lot of it is inaccurate, most of it is slanted, and some of it is deliberately misleading... But there's more to research than just looking up facts... Eventually you have to make subjective calls ... Once you've done all the research, you move on to a much more difficult task: Informing readers without deluging them with information."

Visit the above website for more information on this topic. 

The path to inspiration starts
Beyond the trails we’ve known;
Each writer’s block is not a rock,
But just a stepping stone.Charles Ghigna

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