…serious Authors… if yeez want to be taken seriously, then do yer research seriously…

An amusing but entirely correct post on the importance of research.

Seumas Gallacher

…contrary p’raps to the image this ol’ Jurassic would like to project about himself, I don’t always get ev’rything 100%right… and not just the ‘I was wrong once, when I thought I was wrong’ kinda 100%right… and if getting yer knees kicked is evidence of mistakes, errors, faux pas, and sheer f*ck-ups, then my historical bruises would make a posse of hospital E.R. teams wince… notwithstanding that, Mabel (doncha LUV that WURD?… ’notwithstanding’), it is imperative to check yer facts, do yer homework… NUTHIN spoils a reader’s enjoyment of a good book quicker than when a wee factoid appears out of left field and is blatantly incorrect… in the days before the internet, quill-scrapers had access to dictionaries, atlases, reference libraries, and where relevant, back numbers of newspapers… fast-forward to the present day… much as I sum’times rail against the over-reliance on gadgetry (for example, checkout…

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