Research UGH!

Research is like hitting your head with a hammer. The only redeeming quality is that once you stop hitting yourself you will feel better. Research has that same effect. When you stop, you will feel much, much better.

In my sci-fi series. A Saga of Dogs of War-A Story of Mercenaries. I have outlined ten books that tie Earth’s civilizations such as Greek, Roman, Easter Island, Hopi Indians, Navajo Indians, and many other Earth civilizations to newly discovered civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. Google and I are best of friends. Hours of researching names for my characters and Earth’s ancient history linking the newly found systems and civilizations back to Earth, all play a role in giving my sci-fi books that thread of truth needed for the reader to believe the storyline. I also use my experience in combat to try and communicate the attitudes, feelings and fears of the main characters of the series that progress from father to son or daughter and from mother to daughter or son making the series multi-generational.

I use a lot of myth, legends and ancient history in my sci-fi series. I was told many years ago that every myth or legend has a sliver of truth in it to make it sound believable. I also agree that people never remember history, especially their own. In my sci-fi series while it is fiction, there is enough truth to the myths and legends along with enough historical facts to make it believable. Only research can bring forth that result.

Make Google your friend. Keep that sliver of truth in you science fiction writing and have fun torturing yourself. Writing is in its self a masochistic sport.

Don’t forget to check out my Science Fiction four book series: A Saga of Dogs of War-A Story of Mercenaries. Paperback is available on Amazon at  My eBooks are available at Books2Read at  in all formats. They make great gifts for only .99 cents each.

Remember! A donation of likes and follows keeps me feed. Thank you all for your support.

Published by M.Short

As a 19 year old CW2 helicopter combat pilot, M. Short served as an aircraft commander being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and eleven Combat Air Medals while serving the U.S. Army in the Vietnam war. His passion for Science Fiction and his experiences in combat as a pilot gave him his inspiration for the series -A Saga of Dogs of War. A Mercenaries Story. His series starts in 2235 after the Earth starts to heal from a cataclysmic event. The series follows the lives and experiences of one mercenary clan as they reclaim the Earth for their corporate sponsor, XTECH.

4 thoughts on “Research UGH!

  1. Appreciating the commitment you put into your site and detailed information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed information. Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.


  2. I want to point out my admiration for your kindness for those who absolutely need help on your issue. Your very own dedication to getting the solution up and down had been astonishingly productive and have truly encouraged ladies like me to get to their dreams. Your own valuable useful information denotes a great deal to me and much more to my fellow workers. Best wishes; from each one of us.


  3. Aw, this was a very nice post. In idea I want to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… however what can I say… I procrastinate alot and on no account appear to get one thing done.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: