Writing history or historical fiction takes research if you want to get it right. These photos are among the sorts of things I’d put on my wall or computer screen if I were writing about WWI.
I always look for images to help build the places in my imagination. One of my favorite sources is the Library of Congress. LOC photo collections are fabulous. Check them out after you look at these.
These Unseen Photos From World War I Are Unbelievable
When we think about challenges facing our characters, they won’t all be physical, economic or social. Depression is a common problem, but how acurately could you develop a character with depression? Here are some things to consider.
Depressed, but Not Ashamed – NYTimes.com
I just finished reading a fun little indie romance, Baylyn Bewitched, with a nasty villain.
Then I ran across this HBR article about immoral employees.
What are your bad guys like?
Managing the Immoral Employee – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – Harvard Business Review
Don’t those characters need something to do while they’re walking? Maybe they’re hiking to a remote campsite. Here’s something one of them might know.
Five Wild Plants Every Backpacker Should Know – Seattle Backpackers Magazine
What do you know about getting old? Here’s some information to keep in mind when you create an older character.
Aging: What to expect – Mayo Clinic