Wikipedia is often unreliable, but where else do we go for information? Finding accurate sources can be difficult, especially if we don’t already have some knowledge of our subject.
If this sounds familiar, fear not. We’ve rounded up a list of reliable sites you can use as starting points for deeper research. Continue reading Beyond Wikipedia – 8 Awesome Sites for Writer Research
Anyone else binge-watching Suits? Admittedly, I have a weakness for attractive, well-dressed men, but this show is also proving to be a great source of inspiration for my Financial Crime series. Continue reading Financial Crime II: Insider Trading
Anyone who works in Finance is all too familiar with increasing regulations. These are put in place in order to prevent illegal activity, though financial crime continues to be a huge problem throughout the world. Continue reading Financial Crime Series I: Money Laundering
When guns are involved in fiction, someone will probably end up injured (or worse). The severity of gunshot wounds depends on a variety of factors – read on for a brief overview that will help you portray them more accurately in your story. Continue reading Writer Research: Gunshot Wounds
Is your protagonist a former spy on the run from the government? An intrepid reporter who sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong? Guns often play a major role in contemporary fiction, especially in genres like mystery or suspense.
So how do you portray guns accurately? How do you avoid clichés and misconceptions? This primer will help you get started, covering basic terminology while debunking things you may have “learned” from the big screen.
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