The Shorter the Story, the Longer the Research

There’s a reason I prefer writing novels. Usually when I have an idea big enough for a novel, I already have a good grasp on the main elements. When I have a short story idea it’s generally confined to something I’m not as familiar with. (My ignorance is the thing keeping the idea small!) So, today I’m learning that there’s a whole lot more to weaving than I ever dreamed.



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2 responses to “The Shorter the Story, the Longer the Research

  1. Tell me about it! I had a 2.5 hour lesson on how to weave and thought I understood but after many, many more hours of reading and watching DVDs, I still don’t feel like I get it. 😛

    And my internet sucks so it’s hard to research online.

    • K.P. Hornsby

      I just wanted to make weaving a minor element in a fairy-tale-type story. I never imagined there could be so many different types, and tools, and supplies…not to mention figuring out what kind of weaving was done in which region, in which era! Holy cow!

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