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What are you writing? June 2012

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Post by wendy » Fri June 8th, 2012, 10:12 pm

Trying to complete my western novel by the end of next week. Page 350 is calling . . .
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Post by rockygirl » Sat June 9th, 2012, 3:06 am

[quote=""Mythica""]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.[/quote]

We'll have to pm--I'm big into genealogy and family history, too!

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Post by Misfit » Sat June 9th, 2012, 12:09 pm

Erm, not sure why I'm doing it but I am reading the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey on the kindle. Thankfully from the library so I don't line anyone's overstuffed pocketbooks. No offense to the Brits, but why in the h*** would you place your story in a setting you clearly aren't very familiar with?
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Post by annis » Sun June 10th, 2012, 6:28 am

@ Mythica; My local history article is about a WWI soldier from a small rural settlement in New Zealand - I suspect it won't have much relevance outside our regional area :)

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Post by lauragill » Sat June 23rd, 2012, 2:25 am

Orestes of Mycenae, about to drop-kick some Aegean pirates straight into the Greek Dark Age.

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Post by Mythica » Sat June 23rd, 2012, 7:21 am

[quote=""annis""]@ Mythica; My local history article is about a WWI soldier from a small rural settlement in New Zealand - I suspect it won't have much relevance outside our regional area :) [/quote]

Maybe, but I still have an appreciation for all local histories :)

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Post by fljustice » Sat June 23rd, 2012, 6:30 pm

Getting ready to research a new "History in the News" blog post. Haven't done one in too many months!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat June 23rd, 2012, 7:31 pm

I need to finish an anecdote I started in my blog. Blogging is a new exercise for me -- I'm used to going over, editing and re-editing what I write, then waiting a few months to 'forget' what I wrote, and come back and look at it again with a critical eye. Even though I'm only telling the family funny stories, this business of just splattering my writing out on the web half-baked takes guts.

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Post by Mythica » Sat June 23rd, 2012, 10:10 pm

[quote=""MLE""]I need to finish an anecdote I started in my blog. Blogging is a new exercise for me -- I'm used to going over, editing and re-editing what I write, then waiting a few months to 'forget' what I wrote, and come back and look at it again with a critical eye. Even though I'm only telling the family funny stories, this business of just splattering my writing out on the web half-baked takes guts.[/quote]

You can always wait a few days before posting something, I do that sometimes. It may not allow for as much reflection as waiting months but for me, a few days allows me to approach it with fresher eyes. Especially when I first wrote it after a glass of wine or two :D

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Historical Fiction in medieval South India

Post by arvind » Fri June 29th, 2012, 8:36 pm

I've just begun writing a historical fiction novel set in 13th-century Tamil Nadu, a state in South India. Researching the events of that time, while a lot of fun, is still proving to be painstaking work. Thank god for the fiction part of the book :)

Is anyone here reading/writing about medieval India?

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