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Research is important to keeping your story spot on.

The importance of researching for your book can't be understated or overstated.  I've started a new project, something very, very different to anything that I've tried before and while I'm enjoying the challenge, I'm also finding myself stumbling with what normally has come so easy for me.

For years I've written almost exclusively in  the historical genre, because its what I love. I still love it with a passion but at the same time the last thing I want to have happen is my writing get stale or cookie cutter. To avoid this I'm exploring new genres, new heat levels, locations, even new characters that I've never really thought of before.

Everyone loves an alpha be he a soldier, cop, werewolf or vampire, or a 18th century outlaw looking to steal a woman's heart. However, the werewolf, the vampire and the 18th century outlaw are a lot easier for me to write then the modern day soldier or cop.  I can see the character's development, know him, but p…