Writing Tip: Research the Obvious

Let’s say you’re writing a scene in your story, a scene that takes place in a beauty salon. Now, if you yourself have spent 20 years working in beauty salons, maybe you can write that scene off the top your head. But if you’re like most of us, you have only passing exposure to life […]

So, How Do YOU Research?

In a famous display of writer’s integrity, guts, and stupidity, Harlan Ellison joined a street gang to research his first novel. Yikes. Talk about writing what you know. Would you be willing to die just so you could write about what’s it’s like to be dead? Not even Deborah Coonts is quite that bold. But […]