Let me clarify. I’m not talking tense, I’m talking time period.
For my new boggy friends, my current WIP is an historical urban fantasy. It’s fun, but there are a lot of little things to keep in mind – which means research.
- Locations of natural and man-made places
- Building architecture
- Proper etiquette
- Speech patterns
- Social-gender-economic considerations
Most of the stuff I have to research won’t actually show up in the story, but to have a grasp of the era, I need that information. Some is easy to find, some is more difficult.
It all slows down the writing. It’s true some things can wait until after the first draft, but I’m finding several things that cannot.
Anyone find themselves in this situation? Recommendations?
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