This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/11/07

A quick "Thought for the Day" today (no "Romance Writer's Word of the Day," sorry)...

"The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it."
~Benjamin Disraeli

It sort of flies in the face of that old maxim--"Write what you know" (depending on your interpretation of "what you know"). But, in many circles it is understood that doing things like teaching a certain topic often makes you a better student of it, too. Perhaps it's the deep-rooted paranoia good teachers have that you want to understand things as completely as possible so you can guide even the most curious (or hesitant) student more appropriately.

I guess it doesn't matter why it happens, as long as good teachers and good writers continue to make their subject matter as known to them as possible... Isn't that the only way to truly build a "believable" world for your characters and story?

Have a great day!
~Saoirse

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