Nellie Bly Research: 1885-1887
In a huge departure from every other novel I've written, I possess large pieces of my protagonist's story in her own words. Not only providing me with facts, this offered me a view of her writing style, choice of words, and growth as a writer.
Below I have collected several articles by Ms. Bly, as well as a few that served to either inspire or infuriate her. These are all from her years at the Pittsburg Dispatch. While by no means an exhaustive collection of her reporting, it is a good sample. All the files are pdfs.
NB: Written by Nellie Bly, aka Elizabeth Cochrane
QO: Written by The Quiet Observer, aka Erasmus Wilson
BB: Written by Bessie Bramble, aka Elizabeth Wade