Do you like learning new things? How about learning new things from the top universities in the world? How about doing it from the comfort of your own home? How about doing all of it for free?
Yes, such a thing exists!
Writing means always learning new things. Books, documentaries, primary sources and museums are all excellent means of research. I also am a fan of Coursera classes. They're geared to all ages and anyone from those of us with degrees to those without are welcome. All you need is a willingness to learn and a bit of effort.
One of the classes that will begin shortly (October 15th) is being offered by the University of Virginia on historical fiction. You can find out more here. As an author of the genre, I am looking forward to the class and learning more.There are many different classes (hundreds now). I encourage you to take a look and learn something new!
My best to you all,