From the good folks at MadGeniusClub:
How many times do I have to say it? If you’re going to write something, research it.
Sure if it’s historical or science and even if you are an expert on both or either, you’re going to make mistakes. Partly you’re going to make mistakes because you’re human. Even say, about Elizabethan England, where I know tons of things, there are things I don’t know, and I’ll come across it and go “Uh, they did WHAT?”
Or take when I was writing the Musketeers mysteries. This mind you was when the internet was but a toddler, just learning to walk, and not able to say “Dada”. I found nothing about how laundry was done in the time of the musketeers in Paris. I needed that for Death of a Musketeer. So I assumed it was done the same way it was done in the rest of Europe and put that…
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