As a writer, a ridiculous amount of my time is spent on research. One of the hardest parts of that research is getting authenticity in the tiny details when putting across places, that you may never have been to, in your story telling.
For instance, right now I’ve spent the last four hours trying to find out exactly how someone would say a horse has 20/1 odds in the American odds system.
I can read how it works but I don’t know how you would ‘say’ it in conversation and trying to find that out can be tiresome and time consuming. So, American Millarworlders, any of you know how you would say that if you were at a race track?
This thread can be used by other writers needing to know the same sort of info. I, for instance, can tell you all about authentic UK alcohol and swearwords.
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