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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Lonely Scorpio View Post
    What are other things that bother you or distract you from a book, historical fiction in particular?
    Shoddy research, i.e. "Braveheart" in book form.

    Like John Goodman says in "Argo": If you're gonna do it, you gotta do it.

    I am trying to tell a story but I know that if I want it to be historically credible it has to be...wait for it...historically credible. I wanted to have one of my characters be a closet Cathar (they fascinate me) but for the mid-9th century Carolingian state that just won't work however much I would like it to.

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