Finding facts or interesting aspects of a place you are using in a story can be an exercise that entails lots of hours of online research. When I am searching for something, I like to have a short list of places to begin with to aid me in my searching while saving me lots of time.
As a writer, there are many times we need to add to our expertise, or learn something new that we would like to write about. If you are a freelance writer, these tools will help you land more jobs in a broader range of topics.
We have so much information available to us these days that it can be overwhelming. I used to spend days on end researching subjects I wanted to write about. Now I can search online quickly and thoroughly, allowing me to spend most of my time doing what I love to do…write.
The internet can be a wonderful resource if you know where to begin. After years of researching many different types of information, I have discovered a few very reliable search engines for writers. These search engines each specialize in one area so you will receive the very best and most current information possible.
By utilizing these databases, you will quickly add great detail to your prose while freeing up your time. I consider these resources as valuable to me as tools are to a carpenter. The right tools in the hands of a talented carpenter result in beauty and design you can’t find anywhere else.
These tools will not only help you increase your knowledge, they will help you infuse interesting information into your stories and provide back-up research and information for your how-to articles and books.
This is a great place to find answers to your questions on publishing, general writing, character development, plot development, and word mechanics among other popular areas. Head over to this forum for answers to your writing questions.
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This search engine is great for any reference material you are in need of.
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