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by SarahWoodbury
Mon April 16th, 2012, 4:37 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 930

My parents took my son to Scotland last summer, up to Thurso--so far north that your nose bleeds--because we are McKays. But I haven't ever heard of that town! I did google it and it looks like many of the genealogy links are saying: Frucay, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, as if it's a hamlet of Gla...
by SarahWoodbury
Wed April 4th, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: May Day
Replies: 8
Views: 967

I went to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and 'May Day' was a significant event with the whole works--white dresses, hats, Maypole etc.
by SarahWoodbury
Sun March 4th, 2012, 1:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Young wannabe author says hello
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Welcome to the forum! I'm an anthropologist by training, but an author all the rest of the time :)
by SarahWoodbury
Sun March 4th, 2012, 1:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Rookie to Forum, Veteran Writer
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Hi Sydney! Welcome!
by SarahWoodbury
Tue February 28th, 2012, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Do we still need publishers? Some thoughts from Anthony Horowitz
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

You can pay a professional editor to edit your book. I did. Many of these editors used to work for the Big 6 and have been laid off.
by SarahWoodbury
Mon February 27th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Myths about armour
Replies: 15
Views: 2451

I think it comes down to the fact that if armor didn't give an advantage, a man wouldn't wear it. The moment it stops being an advantage, he takes it off.
by SarahWoodbury
Mon February 27th, 2012, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: When Novelists Reach the End of their Stories
Replies: 14
Views: 1963

At the same time, certain authors seemed to have saved the best for last. I think Brother Cadfael's Penance was one of Ellis Peters' best books. She died shortly thereafter. I think Death Comes to Pemberley is a bit of a departure for PD James and while it was a book she always wanted to write, the ...
by SarahWoodbury
Mon February 27th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Previously Published Author Changes Name to Sell
Replies: 6
Views: 894

A good friend of mine has had this exact experience--where she had a trilogy that didn't sell as well as the publisher wanted. Of course, they fired her editor, and the next two had never read her books, and when they came out, the publisher did nothing for them so they were spine out in the stacks....
by SarahWoodbury
Sun January 15th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: E-Readers and E-Book Issues
Topic: Blog post: E-Books Aren't Books
Replies: 8
Views: 991

"In this transitional time, public libraries should aim for the future and invest in toolsets and programming that help their communities produce and participate in new digital works, not simply consume them." As an article, this is really forward looking. But what an ebook is, that is the same as a...
by SarahWoodbury
Fri January 6th, 2012, 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Trip to Wales (at last!) where to stay ...
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Trip to Wales (at last!) where to stay ...

I'm finally going to get my husband to Wales in a few months and the one region I haven't found a place to stay in is on the west coast of Wales from Porthmadog to Aberystwyth. Not looking to break the bank but it doesn't have to be super cheap either. Has anyone stayed some place they liked?

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