Kate Williams on Writing HistoryListed on September 21, 2015 in Blogs!
When it comes to history, research is so important – but it isn’t always the sort of research you can use directly: diaries, letters, archive records are all vital along with secondary sources and biographies.
I couldn’t agree more with all those writers who say, keep reading until you can hear the voices of your characters… then it’s time to write.
I think Ernest Hemingway gave all writers a precious tip ‘Always stop while you are going good: it takes great force of will to get up when the words and ideas are still fizzing in your brain. But if you do – it means that your imagination is even more eager to get going on the following day…
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