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Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 30 Mar 2010, 17:51

The digital edition of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary: http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/

Where else could you find out that fald-gang-penig meant money paid by a vassal to be free from sending sheep to fold on his lord's land?
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby PaulaO » 31 Mar 2010, 05:30

I'll never understand languages based on masculine and feminine nouns. Makes my head hurt. I can barely translate Nawthun to Southern.
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Baker » 31 Mar 2010, 06:49

Tried the dictionary. Frustrated by not finding enfangentheof listed. It's actually under infangeneþeóf ! :duh:
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 04 Apr 2010, 09:05

It seems like these days most websites are run through GoDaddy. If you run across a hacker site that's got your pirated e-book on it and is hosted through GoDaddy, you can register a complaint with GoDaddy. Info here: http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/legal_agr ... DMARK_COPY
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 04 Apr 2010, 10:43

A survey of women's sexual knowledge and habits in the Victorian age: http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/maga ... osher.html

Slightly more than half of these educated women claimed to have known nothing of sex prior to marriage; the better informed said they'd gotten their information from books, talks with older women and natural observations like "watching farm animals." Yet no matter how sheltered they'd initially been, these women had—and enjoyed—sex. Of the 45 women, 35 said they desired sex; 34 said they had experienced orgasms; 24 felt that pleasure for both sexes was a reason for intercourse; and about three-quarters of them engaged in it at least once a week.
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 10 Apr 2010, 09:44

Be A Sex-Writing Strumpet

Who can resist a title like that? rofl

Author Stacia Kane (aka December Quinn) has a series of blog posts on writing erotica and sex scenes, starting here: http://decemberquinn.blogspot.com/2008/ ... umpet.html , and she's compiled it into a book you can get here: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-b ... et/8382544
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I reckon this one might well be worth reading.
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby FranW » 15 Apr 2010, 10:07

A funny set of cartoons to remind you why Alot is not a real word:
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2 ... thing.html
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Cornelia » 24 Jun 2010, 15:11

Some great pics of Regency clothes here
http://www.janeausten.co.uk/news.ihtml plus recipes, a nice one for Negus and card parties. I wish I'd known about this site when I was wrestling with corsets.
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby Nurse Jo » 25 Jun 2010, 10:45

Cornelia wrote: I wish I'd known about this site when I was wrestling with corsets.


Wrestling with corsets doesn't sound such an awful pastime to me ;)
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Re: Handy resources for writers

Postby ElaineB » 25 Jun 2010, 11:37

As long as they're on someone else, that is? ;)
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