That’s it. Like it or not. But the tag is pretty hep if you think about it. The title Unlikely certainly takes us off the hook of ever having to admit we in any way enjoy research, historical or otherwise; what it doesn’t o is take away the task. So whether we prefer to be Unlikely Historians, Historians or just Researchers, it’s a good idea to accept the role with an open mind and embracing spirit, because that is the first step, the giant step, in developing technique. It is the giant step we must take when we decide to take ourselves seriously as writers. Now we can proceed.

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