Guest Blog: Research & the Western Genre by Briana Vedsted


Discussion of how research is essential to writing historical fiction books. Thanks to Charles Yallowitz for featuring me on his blog, http://legendsofwindemere.com/

Legends of Windemere

Today, I have a guest blog from Briana Vedsted a young author who is working on getting her first officially published.  Her book is a Western entitled ‘Me and Billy the Kid’ and she has done a lot of research for this.  I asked her to write a guest blog about how important research is when writing historical fiction and if she had any advice for aspiring authors that want to write in this genre.  Without further ado . . . wait . . . Cover Reveal for her:

Check out her blog and follow her journey to getting a book on the shelves.  Enjoy the Guest Blog:

Westerns seem to require a lot of research. How important would you say research is when writing something that has a historical basis?

I’d say that research is a very critical step. Even if you only do some light topographical or geographical…

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