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Conducting Research & Interviews

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Interviews and Interviewing Tips
A Beginner's Guide to Interviewing - Dawn Copeman
Conducting Interviews - Moira Allen
Conducting E-mail Surveys and Interviews - Moira Allen
Creating an Expert File - Kathryn Lay
Don't Reach for Any Old Quote - John Rains
Expert-Finding Strategies Every Writer Needs to Know - Mridu Khullar
Getting Information from UK "PRs" - Rachel Newcombe

General Research Issues
Does Accuracy Matter in Fiction? - Part I
Does Accuracy Matter in Fiction? - Part II
Facts in Fiction - Victoria Grossack
It's Interesting -- But Is It Accurate? (The Perils of Online Information) - Moira Allen
Searching the Web - Moira Allen
Why Libraries Still Matter - Ellen Metter

Research Tips for Fiction Genres
Historical Research for Fiction Writers - Catherine Lundoff
The Mystery Writer's Guide to Research - Christine Duncan
Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers: Setting the Scene with Weather - Larissa Ione
"Prove" Your Story with Evidence - Sue Fagalde Lick
Research Flaws in Romance Novels - Anne M. Marble
A Research Primer for Historical Fiction Writers - Erika Dreifus
Researching the Mystery Short Story - John Floyd
Write What You Don't Know Know - Sean McLachlan


Recommended Reading


Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research

Internet Research For Fiction Writers

Research for Writers

WHO SAYS?: The Writer's Research

Writer's Complete Guide to Conducting Interviews

 

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