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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 27 Apr 2013, 08:06

Here's what looks like a good resource for writers of Ye Olde England stuff. However, I need Proof to tell me what "prosopography" means.

The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database which aims to provide structured information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century. It is based on a systematic examination of the available written sources for the period, including chronicles, saints’ Lives, charters, libri vitae, inscriptions, Domesday Book and coins; and is intended to serve as a research tool suitable for a wide range of users with an interest in this period.

http://www.pase.ac.uk/index.html
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby ElaineB » 27 Apr 2013, 08:46

What, you don't have a dictionary? "a study that identifies and relates a group of persons or characters within a particular historical or literary context"
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Nurse Jo » 27 Apr 2013, 09:06

I am reading a marvellous book called The Professor and The Madman by Simon Winchester. This was recommended to us by the guy who gave us a Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour in Washington DC last Saturday evening. We explored many historical and political and just eccentirc tangents during the 2 1/2 hour tour and this was one of them.

Sorry Elaine, the mention of dictionaries got me going!!
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby ElaineB » 27 Apr 2013, 23:21

Nurse Jo wrote:Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

I had no idea such a thing existed!
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Baker » 28 Apr 2013, 08:29

So, Jo, did you all get a nice long sit down at the theatre in the end? :hh:
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Nurse Jo » 29 Apr 2013, 04:09

lol lol No, although we watched theatre goers leave Fords Theatre after seeing Hello Dolly. We changed into our dancing shoes and danced into the small hours here. It was ladies night.
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 15 Aug 2013, 06:58

It's good, it's funny, it's applicable to any sexual pairing, and with a title like that, how can you resist?
25 Humpalicious Steps for Writing Your First Sex Scene, By Delilah S. Dawson
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/04 ... she-wants/
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Baker » 16 Aug 2013, 06:51

Humpalicious. Awesome word!
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby ElaineB » 16 Aug 2013, 13:18

5. Self editing while writing a sex scene is like apologizing during bad sex.

“He laved her creamy pillows until his penis turned purple” might be true, but dry heaving should not be a reaction to sex scenes. (#20)

LOL

if you can write a sex scene, you can turn people on with nothing but words (#25)

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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 01 Dec 2013, 06:37

Hee! If you need a giggle, go check out the computer error messages for writers: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/68 ... r-messages
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