Something I've wondered about is how much research should you do before writing about a certain topic or era. Should you only write about things you know or does it matter? I know for fantasy or science-fi it doesn't matter but what about other than that? I have an idea for a story that is set back in the time of kings and queens but not England. I'll probably end making up my own country/countries for it. I'm a very inexperienced writer as I have started several stories but only finished three that I had to do for Lit. in high school. So I guess I asking what is needed and what can be made up. Thanks!