When you’re writing a story, you never know what new direction the plot might take, or which characters might become more prominent once you’ve done your research. In this article Writer’s Relief found on LitHub.com, Sarah Shoemaker, a librarian turned writer, explains how a research librarian can be a writer’s greatest ally. In the hunt for facts, librarians have learned how to look, and, more important, where to look for information you didn’t even know you needed. Sarah’s best research tip: To craft a good story based on accurate details, seek out multiple sources of reliable information.
You can read more tips here about the benefits of teaming up with a research librarian.