A Friendly Writing Tip ~ New Feature on the Bylines blog

June 19, 2011

Research, research… check your facts, and more research.

If you are working as a journalist, make sure you have your facts straight. If you are using a statement of a fact, be sure to include your source;  a statement asserting something like “the highest rated car dealership in the state” may not be verifiable. Unless that statement is part of a direct quote from a valid source, be very careful about using something that specific.

As far as research for a fiction writer, visit Romancing the Pen today for my take on the necessity of research, accuracy and authenticity.

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