File this under you research bookmarks. I can’t emphasize enough the merits of doing great dialogue and nailing the time and characters in your novel through it. The subtlest of things can accomplish that. For OP-DEC, I used German. For Blue I referenced relevant events. Etymology dictionaries are available on line. Do we mess up? Sure. But, I’m going to post as many resources on this blog as I can to help all who care to read these posts with their research. That’s what I went to school to learn to do and I’m going to share that with my readers.
There is nothing I like to do more than watch Elizabeth Warren go to work–well maybe watch Senator Sanders do the same. These two…my political heroes right now. I’m sorry, Senator Gillibrand, but you are on the list. Much love to you too, especially as my State Senator, and one who is fighting sexual assault issues, an issue close to my heart.
That said…watch Elizabeth own people, as only she can…
Just for fun…here’s Bernie’s take…
I have a little candy for your social media, my dear readers. We’re on the cusp of the re-release of OP-DEC: Operation Deceit and I just mocked these up the other night, using the gracious reviews provided to me by Kirkus Indie Reviews, Midwest Book Reviews and NY Indie Review. Here’s hoping for many more good reviews!
Op-Dec: Operation Deceit by K. Williams
2nd Edition, Booktrope Publishing
Coming March 2015
“The ongoing fight against racism mattered in 1965 and still matters in 2015. Selma goes far beyond revealing the roots of anti-black oppression. In two hours, the film offers a much-needed history lesson to a generation still divided by racial and socioeconomic differences, revealing how racism in America has created a system of power and privilege that pervades the everyday lives of people of color.” – Derrick Clifton
This has got to be the coolest find yet! It’s perfect for this blog too, between history and cooking. What better than to marry cooking and historical studies. A young woman in my cohort was doing just that in her degree program. Excellent!
Find out more about Alyssa Connell and Marissa Nicosia here on the Washington Post article featuring their work: