Nathan, Kristin, and Angela Ackerman have some wonderful posts about the importance of setting. As a historical fiction (wannabe) writer, setting is key. The details must be right. Research is a priority. My good friend Jessica has a great post about her quest to get setting right for historical fiction she's working on.
My research comes from visiting England, digging my way through antique shops, questioning family and friends, reading books from the time period in England (both fiction and non-fiction), and hunting on the web for more information.
How are you making sure you aren’t stereotyping your setting? Please share…
P.S. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!