Travel To Research For Your Novel: How Authors Planned Their Research Trips
I interviewed Australian authors Natasha Lester, Kelly Gardiner, Kate Forsyth, and many other authors.
Hover over the images, and click ‘read more’ to read the interviews and stories from the road.
1918. “Everyone’s life was touched or changed in some way by the war”, says author Lauren Willig. “The long war is over and life can go back to … what? Not normal.” When asked to … Read more
One summer morning, I stepped into a long-distance train, and five (5!) people in the carriage were holding copies of a certain novel in their hands: “Letters from Skye” was the book they were … Read more
Barbara: Have you ever experienced a meeting or discovery that seemed like a miracle? What happened? Abi Elphinstone: I think the closest thing to feeling like I was experiencing a miracle was when I watched … Read more
“Writing about a place or a culture that is not your own.” Isn’t this the most beautiful book cover you’ve ever seen? But in addition to that, GODDESS is a fabulous novel, written by Australian author … Read more
Glamour, music, stunning costumes — with a few short sentences, you’re transported right into a vivid, bustling revue show scene. Natasha Lester writes about the 1920s. The author lives in Australia, but despite that, Natasha took the time and trouble … Read more
Your setting has vanished without a trace? Try to find equivalents of your historical setting, and look for a miniature version of a house that’s roughly from the same time span. >> Read more here in December 2016. … Read more
What did a doctor’s workplace look like? The chances are, if you write a novel, there will be drama. Your protagonists will get sick, hurt, stabbed, fall off a horse, suffer from an unknown disease … Read more