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RESEARCH RESOURCES: Science Fiction

RESEARCH RESOURCES:  Science Fiction

Since Muse's aren't supposed to play favorites (at least this Muse doesn't think so..) I realized I need to put some work into supporting our Sci-Fi authors in their world building efforts. Therefore, I'm in the process of finding resources that would aid you in building your literary worlds. [Keep Reading]

RESEARCH RESOURCES: Bread and Beer: Staples in the fictional food place.

RESEARCH RESOURCES: Bread and Beer: Staples in the fictional food place.

Its pretty hard to write a story without food coming up SOMEWHERE in the telling of it. It almost always (at least in the fantasy and gothic genre’s) involves a tavern or an inn and the meal invariably involves bread. Most of the time it is simply called bread, occasionally it is [Keep Reading]

What’s the Special? Creating a realistic Tavern or Inn for your story.

What’s the Special? Creating a realistic Tavern or Inn for your story.

You are writing a Fiction/Fantasy/Sci-Fi story. Obviously your characters will need to eat, and aren't always going to be eating at home. So likely you are going to create some sort of social center that serves food; A tavern, perhaps, or an Inn or Bar. This will bring up some details that you will [Keep Reading]

RESEARCH RESOURCES: CREATURES OF THE ANIMAL KIND

RESEARCH RESOURCES: CREATURES OF THE ANIMAL KIND

When building the world in which your story will take place, there are tons of details to remember to include. You will need not only lands, but habitats, climates, plants, and oh yes, animals. It would be a fairly boring world if it didn’t have SOME type of creatures in it beyond your [Keep Reading]

Mythical Creatures, Terms, Lost Words, Expressions, Dictionary, Middle Ages, Riddles, Puzzles, Castles, Latin Quotes, Architecture, Religions, Medieval Times, Magical Beings, Ancient Times, Life, Style,Tradition…You name it, there’s a book for it.

Mythical Creatures, Terms, Lost Words, Expressions, Dictionary, Middle Ages, Riddles, Puzzles, Castles, Latin Quotes, Architecture, Religions, Medieval Times, Magical Beings, Ancient Times, Life, Style,Tradition…You name it, there’s a book for it.

If you're a writer and you've done research, nothing is more aggravating than using information and when you need the information again, you can't remember where you found it in the first place. If you're like me, when you do research and find what you are looking for, you catalog it carefully or [Keep Reading]

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