Speaking to the Springfield Writers Guild

On Saturday, March 26, 2011, I spoke to a local writers group about the biography I am writing of early artist/scientist Maria Sybilla Merian.  I talked about the various types of research I have done for the book, including travel to Germany and visits to various museums for information.  Then I talked about my experience with crowd funding and two of those websites, explaining what crowd funding is and how it is done, differences I found on two of those site, and what all needs to be done before you push that “publish” button.   And lastly, I spoke about why I need to travel to Suriname, South America, for that last bit of on-site research in order to complete the book.

I enjoyed visiting with all the people who came up to talk with me afterwards, too.

2 thoughts on “Speaking to the Springfield Writers Guild

  1. Amazing, how few writers understand how important on-the-spot research is. Your trip to Germany covers that pretty well (the need for it).

    You somehow got on my Twitter thread. This is in response to this.


    –Jack Payne

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