Research Tools for Historical Fiction and Nonfiction Writers
During this session, we will walk through how to find old texts and compile a bibliography. Online and physical collections of newspaper archives will be covered, as well as library special collections, photo banks, and museum collections. We will discuss how to navigate copyright issues. Special attention will be paid to interview practices, tracing original source materials, and especially how to stay organized through your research process so you don't have to waste time when it's time to write.
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Holly Day has worked as a freelance writer for over 30 years, with over 7,000 articles, poems, and short stories published internationally, including in Analog SF, Harvard Review, and Maintenant. She has had several dozen books and chapbooks published by both major and independent publishers, most recently, the nonfiction books, Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Tattoo FAQ, and History Lover’s Guide to Minneapolis; and the poetry books, A Book of Beasts, The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body, Bound in Ice, and Cross-Referencing a Book of Summer. Her writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, a 49th Parallel Prize, an Isaac Asimov Award, multiple Pushcart awards, and a Rhysling Award, and she has received two Midwest Writer’s Grants, a Plainsongs Award, the Sam Ragan Prize for Poetry, and the Dwarf Star Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association.