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Writing with Research


My students have been doing some non-fiction essays and I’m gonnatattle. One of my writers didn’t research their topic and ended up spoutingdata that just simple wasn’t true. Oops. 

Yeah, I didn’t let it slide. And itmade me think of the importance and the correct methods of gathering research. Since this semester, we’ll be creating research papers, (Well, they’llbe creating research papers, I’ll be watching.) I thought a

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

7 thoughts on “Writing with Research

  1. Terrific post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Appreciate it!


  2. I research many things. sometimes just random facts of information.Justin


  3. Yes, I research for papers. Sometimes I research just to know more about things, too.


  4. I began the process of writing a historical fiction book a few months ago, and I had a hard time transitioning from researching every in and out of the setting (both chronological and geographical) to actually writing the story… 😛 I still haven't gotten around to it.


  5. I research most times when I write, and when I want to learn more about something in my spare time I research it. I have a blog, but I use it for posting about subjects I have already researched but want others to know about.


  6. Totally agree! What fun to research all of those places! I need to branch out!


  7. I research all the time! 🙂 I've researched lapidary work, including the ruby trade and the laws banning bringing Burmese (Myanmar) rubies to the US. Oil rigs and the business. Egyptian culture, specifically the 15th dynasty. Ok, so that's just some. I think it's so important to get it right when you're writing and be able to make those places and occupations believable down to the noises and smells.