10 Research Tips for Authentic Fiction

10 Research Tips for Authentic Fiction
Price: $25.00

Presented by Janet Bly


How can you discover the background details to make a historical novel feel authentic?


When my sons and I determined to finish Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot, the western my late husband began, we had a tight deadline. Our goal: accomplish enough research to create as close to a Stephen Bly novel as possible. We put our whole heart into it, but it was Stephen’s genre and comfort zone, not ours.


We’ll share what we learned about the process, including:

● Travel the Terrain

● Tick off a Timeline

● Spy out Local Lore and Legend

● Bother with Brands

● Be a Movie Critic


Janet Chester Bly has authored 31 books, 19 of them co-authored with her late husband, Stephen Bly. Her co-authored fiction titles include The Hidden West Series, The Carson City Chronicles, and Stuart Brannon's Final Shot, a Selah Award finalist. She lives at 4,200-foot elevation. on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Winchester, Idaho.