June 9th, 2005, 06:20 AM
I don't think this is already here.
Some good stuff, also worth checking out his free dowloads. Some nice software.
June 21st, 2005, 03:08 AM
the art of war by sun zi
the oldest military treatise in history
June 28th, 2005, 12:21 AM
One more suggestion from me, the legend of the necronomicon might intrest some authors, you can find the faq on this legendary writing here:
June 30th, 2005, 03:52 PM
July 11th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Historical Fiction Resources
July 19th, 2005, 06:10 AM
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This is a very good thing that you are doing and I belive it will greatly benefit authors.
So thank you.
July 28th, 2005, 05:55 AM
Writer's Resources & Help -- A writers site as well as some flash fiction, book reviews and writer's resources. Great stuff here too for research and story prompts. Most are pretty amusing.
July 28th, 2005, 07:24 AM
For all you short attention span types, this article is gold:
Originally Posted by ChrisT
I'm but a fledgeling storyteller and this article made me a little more comfortable that the way I work isn't wrong (ie. not outlining, in fact not even knowing how your story will go.) This has boosted my confidence somewhat. I suppose everyone has their own way of working, but it's nice to hear that others have used this way successfully.
July 28th, 2005, 08:01 AM
*cough* considering I wrote that. Thank you for the wonderful compliment.
Originally Posted by blop
July 29th, 2005, 05:11 AM
It seems like a nice site, thanks for telling about it.
The artice is also a useful one, (though for some reason I see only question marks instead of the apostrophes).
August 17th, 2005, 04:16 AM
Those links are absolutely wonderful. However I have yet to find more detailed information about the Russian pagan pantheon. Anyone came across that?
August 28th, 2005, 09:51 AM
Writer, Artist, Beeyotch
Also, great books for writers on the right hand side of my blog:
The resources link (top) has publishers that accept unsolicited manuscripts, writing groups, and a HUGE list of research sources.
I would be willing to bet a lot of other writers on the forum have similar link pages.
August 30th, 2005, 01:00 AM
You're going to love this one, and spend way too much time "researching"
Project Gutenburg http://www.gutenberg.org/
They deal with out of print, hard to find, never heard of, public domain books, and you can download them free. A lot of great stuff for researching, history, myth, etc, etc,
Try this one http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8467
Could be helpful.
August 30th, 2005, 06:24 AM
Thanks for the site, however I am still looking. There is plenty of stuff on the Russian life and religion after Christianity was adopted but very little before.
Let me explain, I am writing (well, merely plotting at this stage) a story/novel about an old city and surrounding areas in Russia that disappeared about 80 years before Prince Vladimir adopted Christianity. As in city walls, people and forests and everything else attached. They reappeared in a land more closely resembling your archetypal England magical land instead of a large expanse of land which was only populated by a few rabbits, now, there is a foreign civilisation which matches the current one in the "English side" in technology and power, new flora and fauna and their own magical folk included. My story takes place 200 years later: People are more flexible, so they kind of adapted a weary respect in some cases bordering in hostility but so far, no big wars. The magical people on the other hand do not like the intruders and the intruders don't like them so negotiations have begun, enter my protagonists, people who as the third party (from both English and Russian sides) have to prevent an all-out war between their respective spirits and magical creatures, a war likely to destroy most humans. Not forgetting that the "meet the new deities in a friendly manner" is not going so well this past 2 decades...
This is why I need the information on the old pagan deities in Russia as well as descriptions of the religious practices. So far, not that much luck on the research.
August 30th, 2005, 10:48 AM
Writer, Artist, Beeyotch
I found a lot of stuff on Google for early Pagan Russia, but I'm sure you already did that.
If I might make a suggestion?
In the past when I either came up against a wall or wanted more fullness to some research I called every college/university within a 50 mile radius and looked up the professor/s teaching things related to my subject. I also emailed the bigger schools out of my area who employed people who published in that arena and found that academia was always willing to point me to a book, lecturer, or cold source.
Just a thought. I know I got buckets of stuff on Coventina's wells via this route. One guy even met me at a site in the UK when he heard I was heading that way. He brought me a huge manilla folder of stuff. LOL
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