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If you’re like most authors, screenwriters and historians who want to portray a person from the past, you’ll likely run into one of these 3 problems: 

1. Your library or archive is closed. 
2. You're not allowed to travel right now. 
3. But you still need to finish this book, thesis, text or research! 👀

You’re already under the gun to finally get this book/script written. But even if you’re blocked from archives and libraries, you just can't skip the research process either. If I can tell you one thing from my years of working with novelists and writers, it’s this. Poor research is the death knell to great work.

And you may already know this, but you just can't afford to wait until the institutions re-open... 

You’re busy and it’s time to find alternatives when you’re doing your research.

With my research strategies, you’ll not only get accurate historical information so you can craft a good PhD, a stellar historical novel or non-fiction book, but you’ll be able to do it FAST. And from your quarantine home.


Original archives are now accessible via digitised databases and I’ll show you my behind-the-scenes methods to get historical portraits, everyday items, texts and insights that you won’t find any other place. 

After having worked with my clients to research over 150 biographies and novels, I can assure you that this historical research process works. 

Did you know that the right resources could help you cut your research time in half?

This 75-minute video training is all about how to find the best online resources about your historical person. 

In just over an hour, you will learn:

👉 Which 3 questions to ask before you even start so that you quick-start your search efforts (hint: this also eliminates overwhelm).

👉 A simple research method to find out small details of how your protagonist may have looked and what he/she wore every day (and why it matters).

👉 Plus, which online databases consistently provide the best research results. 

I won’t waste your time in this short training. Click the button below 👇👇 to find out all about the 5 database resources I’m giving you with this training . . . and to sign up in 10 seconds or less.

Join me, Dr. Barbara (the consultant behind 150 biographies and historical novels) for the Beat The Search Engines Challenge during this video training (it's on demand right now). Reserve your spot for only 12 Euros (that's approximately 13 USD and 19 AUD). 

Why am I charging? To encourage you to register only if you really plan to attend and/or watch the replay and act. There are limited spots available for this video training. 

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