Recent topics I've googled.
I'm currently writing the autobiography of Matthew Fontaine Maury. This is one of the five biographies I've purchased as well as the many sites I've googled on this man's life.
It's been an experience channeling this extraordinary man's life and writing about him in the first person. I cite Robert Grave's I Claudius and Margret George's The Autobiography of Henry VIII as the vehicle to make an historical figure come to life.
There is more to this man's life than the fact he sided with Virginia in the Civil War.
The internet puts research at our fingertips. It really is a marvel. Best of luck with your book. It looks fascinating and fun to write.
Good luck with your research. The internet is great for digging around.
The internet is a great way to do research, Shari. Thanks for your comments.
Thanks for you well wishes, Echo.
That's fascinating, good luck with your project. And don't fall down any unrelated research black holes like I tend to do. :) Distraction is not my friend.
Interesting. I don't think I've heard of him (the name doesn't ring a bell right off hand.) Go you.
Aaymee, I did that at first until I had the brainstorm to make it a first person autobiography and it snapped into place.
Look him up, Megan, you'll be surprised at all he did.
I'm really looking forward to reading your book about him!
Thanks for stopping by... and I love that you are writing a first-person biography... very cool concept.
Another historical figure I don't know anything about (side note, seeing these statues pulled down is heartbreaking... history is history, even if we don't like it).
Historical research is always a lot of fun. (Especially when you're learning about [relatively] obscure figures who were involved with things that you didn't know about.)
Berthold, I'd be happy to give you a manuscript for some advice.
Glad you like it, Judy.
I agree with you Marianne.
It is fun doing research, glad you like it too.
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