By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer Before suggesting historian-approved ways of actually finding the information you need (next blog post) and exploring philosophies of writing historical fiction (third blog post), I want to explain what the discipline of studying history is and why, when answering writers’ questions, I constantly want to say, “You’re asking this question incorrectly.”</p>

By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer Before suggesting historian-approved ways of actually finding the information you need (next blog post) and exploring philosophies of writing historical fiction (third blog post), I want to explain what the discipline of studying history is and why, when answering writers’ questions, I constantly want to say, “You’re asking this question incorrectly.”</p>

You discover you were adopted as a young child by a time-traveling historian who took pity on you. Now the bureaucracy has caught up with them and you are to be summarily deported back to the original time and place you were rescued from within the next 24 hours.

You discover you were adopted as a young child by a time-traveling historian who took pity on you. Now the bureaucracy has caught up with them and you are to be summarily deported back to the original time and place you were rescued from within the next 24 hours.

John and William anyone? (Of course people who know me know who I am talking about here... well they'd better...)

John and William anyone? (Of course people who know me know who I am talking about here... well they'd better...)

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