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by Mythica
Sat February 23rd, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Does this sound like a good story?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Does this sound like a good story?

It certainly sounds a good story, and you've got background to go on, however I can't advise on the writing aspect! Good luck if you decide to give it a go, it's a period of history that doesn't seem to be featured very often (especially in the UK, the US market may of course be different). Thanks,...
by Mythica
Thu February 21st, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Does this sound like a good story?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Does this sound like a good story?

I have no formal education on writing, but particularly when I'm doing my genealogy research I come across true stories that seem so perfect for dramatization, I get the urge to write about it. Trouble is, I've always been more of a visual person - I feel like I can create great scenes in my head, b...
by Mythica
Sun February 10th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dejavu book covers
Replies: 1591
Views: 86514

Re: Dejavu book covers

Not the same covers, but I feel like I keep seeing this general kind of theme: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51A0gwQXXrL.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y2JPOiCOL.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51r59VA5XiL.jpg https://images-na.ssl-imag...
by Mythica
Mon December 31st, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Spanish Princess
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: The Spanish Princess

They do realize they can do historical dramas that aren't based on Philippa Gregory's novels? It could just be based on... you know... history.
by Mythica
Thu December 6th, 2018, 2:18 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Pet Hate in hf
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Pet Hate in hf

Here's one that annoys me about titles: the amount of historical novels that are titled "The such-and-such's daughter/wife". Okay, I know that in history, women are generally degraded to being defined by their nearest male relation, usually father or husband. But do we really need to perpetuate that...
by Mythica
Thu December 6th, 2018, 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3518

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Margaret wrote:Whew! Thank you, Mythica. Isn't it a beautiful cover?
Yes, I just saw it at the book store too, coincidentally.
by Mythica
Thu November 29th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3518

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Just copy and paste the image URL. If it's from Amazon, you should be able to right click the image and depending on the browser you're using, select the equivalent of "copy image address" then paste it into the img tags here, or "open image in new tab" and then copy and paste the URL from the addr...
by Mythica
Wed November 28th, 2018, 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3518

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

I like the cover of Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel, Unsheltered. It's elegant and appropriate to the historical material - a period drawing of a carnivorous plant. Can anyone help me figure out how to include an image in a post? I see where the "image" icon is, but don't know how to grab the ima...
by Mythica
Mon November 26th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3518

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

With genealogy and all the old photos I've inherited, I've gotten fairly good at identifying women's clothing by era from about the 1850s onward. So when I saw this I had to resurrect this topic. The dress on this cover is from the 1890s - as soon as I saw it, I thought "I wonder if it's set in the ...
by Mythica
Thu November 22nd, 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy in Historical Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Accuracy in Historical Novels

This sounds like it only applies to England and it’s Wikipedia but: “In the Middle Ages stringent rules were laid down, in this latter respect, by the canon law in the case of confessions by women and especially nuns. In England, before the Protestant Reformation, publicity was reckoned the best saf...

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