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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Writing Quote: Even Novelists Have to Get Their Facts Straight

Research is something that all novels need. If you say that in Santa Fe, Guadalupe Street intersects with Paseo De Peralta, these streets should intersect. People know these things, and if they find that you've made a mistake, you break that delicate trust that a reader extends to a writer. Always check those kinds of facts. [Writers of nonfiction, of course, are held to an even higher standard of factual accuracy. In a novel, so what?]

N. M. Kelby, The Constant Art of Being a Writer, 2009

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