Sunday, January 8, 2017

A New Year and More Research

This New Year, just like my DSD colleagues, I’ve made several writing-related resolutions. Including one that I think will actually be a lot of fun.
I want to find more research books. I write about one of the more fascinating parts of the country – Branson, Missouri, and the Ozark Mountains – which is why I love tracking down books about that area.
I’ve gotten some great ones over the past several years, and they’ve each saved me with just the right arcane fact or name that I need for my writing. (Okay, I haven’t actually had a reason to use the Little House book yet, but I will. Besides, how could I pass up buying Laura Ingalls Wilder when I saw that in the store?)
I figure the bigger my Ozark library, the better my books will be. What obscure or hyper-local reference books have helped you in your writing?

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