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    Tips on preparing for a research trip for your novel

    I’m back from my trip to Hilo, Hawaii for my novel. I spent five full days and two half days on the island, mostly on the Hilo (Eastern side) of the island. Though I would have liked to have stayed through a Sunday so I could have attended a church service (my novel’s setting includes a church in Hilo), I would say the experience provided me with a depth and interest in the island so that I am better able to write about the setting in my novel. Here are a few tips in preparing for the trip: Draft a day to day itinerary: I broke out my days by…