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The Importance of Research … and Patience!

As a writer, and I’m sure it’s the case with most other professions, research is extremely important. You can’t build a house without at least some idea of what’s underneath the ground. Patience is also incredibly important! Click on and I’ll tell you a little bit about how I came to learn this (well, I knew it before, but let’s just say I was forced to pay attention to it).

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The Beginning and NaNoWriMo

My book started two years ago with a couple of lines scribbled on the back of my lecture notes on Middle Kingdom Egypt. I’m always having story ideas, but for some reason this one stuck with me. I spent the rest of the day musing over what would happen in this tale. Who would be in it? Why would they be in it? What colour would their hair be? You know, the really important things.
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