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This is a pretty open question (perhaps also a how-long-is-a-piece-of-string? question), but I know some of you write historical fiction, so I thought I'd ask.
At what point do you say, "Enough already, these are my sources and now I must write"?
I appreciate that research is an...
Aha! the new question threads, just what I need...
So, you're writing a commercial historical novel, an action-adventure story set during the Roman invasion of Britain, and you're faced with all these unpronounceable Celtic names – CYNWRIG, GWRTHEYRN, IUDICAEL, SEISYLL.
What do you do? –...
What pops into your head when you hear the words, ancient Celt?
(I ask for the purposes of research, gauging perceptions :))
And what do you think of when you hear ancient Britain?
And Roman Britain?
But mostly ancient Celt. That's the one I really want to know about.