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  1. Richard Abbott
    Richard Abbott September 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    A fascinating read – although the resources I need relate to a much older period, many of the techniques, and the patience needed, sound just the same!

  2. Mary Tod
    Mary Tod September 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm | | Reply

    Many thanks, Richard. Writing about biblical times must be an incredible challenge. What sources are your favourites?

  3. Carol Bodensteiner
    Carol Bodensteiner September 17, 2013 at 11:31 am | | Reply

    Your research involves all the senses – seeing, hearing and touching. Even though my WWI-era novel is set in Iowa – a landscape I know well – my research has taken me to the Living History Farm where I can see people dressed and living and working they way they would in that era. So helpful to make it three dimensional. Looking forward to reading your novel!

    1. Mary Tod
      Mary Tod September 20, 2013 at 9:16 am | | Reply

      Thanks Carol and Erin. Appreciate your comments!

  4. Judith Starkston
    Judith Starkston September 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm | | Reply

    I loved learning about your resources for research. I write about a much earlier period (Late Bronze Age/Trojan War) so my own research sources are fairly different, but I love hearing how different writers access the past to create lively, accurate fiction.

    1. Mary Tod
      Mary Tod September 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm | | Reply

      Thanks Judith .. your time period must be quite a challenge. Come on over to A Writer of History and talk about it sometime!

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