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What are you writing? June 2012

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What are you writing? June 2012

Post by rockygirl » Fri June 8th, 2012, 2:08 am

Currently, I'm avoiding writing a speech for a colleague's retirement dinner tomorrow night. I wrote a great ending, a good intro, BUT, the middle is making me nuts!

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Post by lauragill » Fri June 8th, 2012, 2:42 am

Working diligently on Orestes: The High King.
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Post by DanielAWillis » Fri June 8th, 2012, 3:26 am

I am slaving on the genealogical details of the first volume of my genealogy of the descendants of King Charles II. This volume focuses on the descendants of his son, the Duke of Monmouth.
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Post by annis » Fri June 8th, 2012, 3:47 am

Working on a local history article for a regional history website.

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Post by fljustice » Fri June 8th, 2012, 4:32 pm

Had a great day yesterday, rewrote a short story (based on a family member from 1740.) After hubby does the copy edit thing, it will be read to send out. Problem being few markets for HF shorts. Most have word limits and mine's over 4000 words. It will go in a collection later, but for now do want to circulate it.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri June 8th, 2012, 4:47 pm

I am writing my next blog post, a hilarious incident from our years running a transition home for women and children. Tentatively titled, 'Regarding a chicken, a CPS* worker, and a toilet plunger.'

I have piles of true stories that spring from that decade, more even than from running a llama outfitting business. I never dared write a memoir (they know where I live -- the women will laugh, and hopefully their now-grown kids, but there are some truly scummy significant others I wouldn't want to tangle with) but I'm thinking I can get away with short blog posts if I change the names. I'm looking for a collection of the most unlikely and preposterous names imaginable to call the (real) people in the anecdotes. I picked Gertrude for this one. Murgatroyd and Algernon also come to mind, but most of our guests were female and I'm racking my brains for weird ones that don't sound like I'm lampooning the black community. Suggestions welcome!

*CPS = Child Protective Services, a loose cannon agency if ever there was one.

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Post by rockygirl » Fri June 8th, 2012, 9:04 pm

Speech finished, submitted for feedback, practiced, and set to be delivered in two hours!!

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Post by Margaret » Fri June 8th, 2012, 9:14 pm

How about Xanthippe, MLE? She was the wife of Socrates, and is supposed to have been a real shrew (though I can well imagine how difficult daily affairs might have been for the wife of Socrates - practical matters would have likely been beyond his capacity).
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri June 8th, 2012, 9:23 pm

[quote=""Margaret""]How about Xanthippe, MLE? She was the wife of Socrates, and is supposed to have been a real shrew (though I can well imagine how difficult daily affairs might have been for the wife of Socrates - practical matters would have likely been beyond his capacity).[/quote]
That's a good one, Margaret! If the names I use are really way out there, I doubt anyone will think I'm discussing a real person--or at least, they won't feel exposed. Those years of working with abused women have made me sensitive to their issues. I shudder to think how easily they could be tracked by their abusers nowadays, with so much information available.

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Post by Mythica » Fri June 8th, 2012, 9:45 pm

[quote=""annis""]Working on a local history article for a regional history website.[/quote]

Where abouts? Local histories have been invaluable to me in my family history research.

I am certainly not a professional author but I am always in the midst of re-writing and amending the family histories I've written on all my ancestors for my own person enjoyment. I also started a blog on my genealogy journey.

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