January 28, 2011
Doing Your Research
I love romance and found early in my twenties that the regency era provided great romance with a closed door policy...for the most part. Of course, that was twenty years ago and regencies are opening that door wide. Now that CBA is selling more of that era, I've been a happy camper, reading a genre I love AND having a spiritual element to it.
So I'm going to write one. I think it will a perfect setting for a story I had originally thought would make a good contemporary.
But first the research. While I have read tons of regencies, I need to research about the time in history. Of course there is the library, but the internet is also a great place to poke around, finding little gems of history.
So tell me, how do YOU research? What are your favorite tools? Favorite books? Favorite places to find the information you need?