• Novel Writing,  Travel

    Tips on preparing for a research trip for your novel

    I just spent five full days and two half days in Hilo, Hawaii, which is located on the 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 is in 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 novel’s setting. Here are a few tips in preparing for a research trip for your novel: Draft a day to day itinerary: I used an excel spreadsheet to break out my days by the…