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Researching in Scotland by Madeline Martin

Posted by Guest at Feb 9, 2017 1:30 am in , , , , ,

I love research of all kinds – guess it’s a good thing I’m a historical romance author, huh? When I wrote my first series, I learned Krav Maga so I could give merit to the fight scenes my heroine performed in Deception of a Highlander, and then I took up making balms and teas with […]

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Research Through Networking and…Reading

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 3, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

Writing about historical Scotland has been both a pleasure and, at times, a headache. If I wrote about a contemporary civilization, traveling there would be as easy as stepping off a plane. Instead, when a writer decides, or their muse demands, he or she writes about a long ago place or people, research becomes a […]

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Facts, Myths, and Celebrations make Research Fun! by Nancy Lee Badger

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 26, 2013 1:31 am in , , , , ,

While researching my Highland Games Through Time series, I filled binders with many dry, dust facts. My research included ancient Scottish traditions, myths, and celebrations. Though my series takes place in autumn, I found the articles concerning Hogmanay enticing. Let me share a few things I learned about Hogmanay, as well as this photo of the […]

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ADDING IMAGINARY CREATURES by Nancy Lee Badger

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 20, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , , , , ,

My Son joined the Army & came home with this! Ever since I first heard the story about a magic dragon named Puff, dragons have interested me.   The more I read, the more the stories of European dragons, Asian dragons, and oddities that could be dragons (think Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster) gave me ideas […]

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