Do you tell the truth and nothing but the truth?

Here’s a great post from Jean’s Writing blog on using facts and the truth from research in your writing.

Jean's Writing

As Sgt. Joe Friday admonished on Dragnet, “Just the facts, Ma’am…”

But where to stop? stop-1502026_640

I’ve researched different stuff for my book and I’m getting bogged down in the details.

Didn’t someone once say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff?” And some of this stuff is small. However, I don’t want a reader slamming me for a glaring mistake just because I didn’t do enough research.

Besides, I love research. I can get lost for hours hopping from website to website reading everything on a subject. And what do I end up with? Files, more files, notebooks and dozens of sticky notes of important information.

“Half a truth is often a great lie.” – Benjamin Franklin 

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Sometimes I get too technical, too filled with the mundane details forget the magic of writing.

So here’s to remembering the magic and sprinkling my story with enough…

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