Red Crisis: The Research
|A Soviet Emblem. Russian Soviet soldiers wore these|
on their hats. America and Russia were not on good
terms in 1967. The Cold War was still going on.
I'm a fanatic about history. I'm sure you didn't know this. *Sarcastic grin* History is a really important element in all of my stories. Even in a new fantasy series I'm working on, history is woven in throughout the story. History is what made us what we are today- so why wouldn't I be interested in the past?
Red Crisis is probably a bit more lenient on historical events. I throw in some fun plots and twists that are not very likely. What you will find in Red Crisis is a history on homeschooling many of you may not be aware of. For example, homeschooling in 1971 was called "de-schooling", meaning to take the child from a public school and de-school what the teachers taught them that was false. Lisa Irving, Cecelia Crane's penpal and friend from Oregon, is from a large family that lives in the wilderness of the Siskiyou forest. Due to the fact the nearest town is twenty-five to thirty miles away, the Irving children are "home educated" as homeschooling was referred to back then. This leads to some conflict later on when Lisa visits Cecelia and attends her school with her.
|Wouldn't this be nice to have? This is a quarter from 1911.|
Perhaps these were still in circulation by 1967.
So there's your random history fact of the day! I can't give you too many facts on the subject, or you will discover the plot of the story.
What about you, dear readers? What do you do when you're writing a story? What kind of research do your stories entail? Even fantasy worlds have to be researched, believe it or not. You'd be surprised the amount of research that's put into every book you've ever read.
Do you find research hard? Easy? Do you enjoy it? Or can you not stand it? Perhaps we can all encourage each other in our work. Those of you who don't like research may find some tips by those who love it very helpful. Converse with each other and give advice! That's what we're here for!