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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby ElaineB » 02 Dec 2013, 00:49

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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 07 Jul 2014, 07:12

Historical British documents: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Baker » 07 Jul 2014, 07:22

Nice! :-) Very nice.
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Sacchi » 09 Sep 2014, 15:36

A growing kist of links to resources about lesbians throughout history. Looks very interesting.

http://alpennia.com/lhmp.html

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project (LHMP)

“My goal here -- beyond the selfish utilitarian aspect of organizing my research -- is much in parallel with that of sites like the Medieval People of Color blog, or Kameron Hurley's award-winning essay "We Have Always Fought". I want to help change the unexamined assumptions about the place and nature of lesbian-like characters in historic fact, literature, art, and imagination. I want to do it to help other authors find inspiration and support for the stories they want to tell. And I want to do it to affect the reception of my own writing.”
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby wildlx » 10 Sep 2014, 03:41

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A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion. “The Woman-Identified Woman” Radicalesbians (1970)
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Baker » 10 Sep 2014, 07:17

:-)
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 01 Oct 2014, 11:07

For writers of Ye Olde fiction, a cool video of what it's like to move in and fight in full plate armour: http://videosift.com/video/fighting-ins ... late-armor
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 28 Feb 2015, 08:55

For readers and writers alike, a site focused on the forgotten, lost, suppressed women of note throughout history.

http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Baker » 03 Mar 2015, 06:44

Yes, that is a cool site. :-)
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 06 Mar 2016, 07:25

This doesn't quite fit here, but anyhow.... it's a fun read: Royals from history rant about how writers have Got Them Wrong.

Edward II: Yes, you’re in the right place. And you are …?

Mark Smeaton: Well, apparently, I was Queen Anne Boleyn’s intellectually below-average socially inept fanpoodle. Or George Boleyn’s equally socially inept boytoy. I keep forgetting which.

George Boleyn: Well in this one here, it seems you’re both.

Mark Smeaton: Seriously? Let me see that. *flips pages* Wow. It even has me coming on to you in public! Because, people totally did that all the time in the 1530s, and everyone else would have been okay with it. Riiiight. That’s totally not anachronistic at all. *rolls eyes* I mean, really – somehow the fact that you gave me a gift of a book is evidence not of a patron/protégé type friendship, but that we were at it like rabbits? Good Lord. That’s definitely putting two and two together to make 567.


http://edwardthesecond.blogspot.co.nz/2 ... airly.html
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