Research: A necessary but essential part of writing. Research brings forth the facts that give credibility to the persons and events of your story.
Research reveals much of the facts and background that populates your story.
What does Research accomplish?
Ask yourself this question: If writers should write about what they know, how do I write about a place I have never been?
The answer is Research it.
You can ask the same question regarding time periods, clothing, accents, weapons, tools, and a host of other items that may appear in your story.
How Do I Research?
There are several ways which we will explore.
Library – The library has been around for a long time and is still an excellent place to go. And, if you don’t want to go physically, many libraries can be searched from the comfort of your homes.