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Writing Research - The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties is a term sometimes used to refer to the 1920s in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, characterizing the decade’s distinctive cultural edge in New York City, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, London, Los Angeles and many other major cities during a period of sustained...
Writing Research - The Thirties
The 1930s (normally pronounced Nineteen-Thirties or Thirties) was a decade that began on January 1, 1930 and ended on December 31, 1939. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the largest stock market crash in American history, most of the decade was consumed by an economic downfall called the Great D...
How to Do Research for Your Novel
When does research become a bad thing? When writers use it as an excuse not to start writing yet. I’ve seen writers spend ten years researching a novel that not only didn’t require such exhaustive background research; it would have been better off without it. Still other writers love doing research ...
Information on BURNS
For some reason, several people wanted more information about burns. Instead of answering these all separately, we decided it made more sense to make a master post (yay). This is some research to get you going along with some links to further your own research and hopefully help you along the way, s...
Writing Research - Viking Age
The Viking Age is the period from 793 AD to 1066 AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. It is the period of history when Scandinavian Norsemen explored Europe by its seas and rivers for trade, raids and conquest. In this period...
Writing Research - The Middle Ages
Middle Ages (or Medieval period), lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: Antiquity, Medieval ...
Writing Research - The Fifties
The 1950s or The Fifties was a decade that began on January 1, 1950 and ended on December 31, 1959. By its end, the world had largely recovered from World War II and the Cold War developed from its modest beginning in the late 1940s to a hot competition between the United States and the Soviet Union...
Writing Research - World War Two
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war. It is generally considered to have lasted from 1939 to 1945, although some conflicts in Asia that are commonly viewed as becoming part of the world war had begun earlier than 1939. It involved the vast majority of the ...
Writing Research - World War One
World War I (WWI or WW1 or World War One), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerb...
Writing Research - Magical Items, Herbs and Stones
I did some research on items that have magical properties that offer protection against evil spirits, bad energy, demons and other wicked creatures. Most of these items have multiple uses or a specific way that it must be used. They could be used by Hunters (such as those in the TV show, Supernatura...
Writing Research - Witch Trials (The Great Witch Craze)
The witch trials in the early modern period, alternately known as the Great Witch Craze, were a period of witch hunts that took place across early modern Europe and the European colonies in North America between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The trials were sparked by the belief that malev...
Writing Masterpost
Character Help MBTI Personality Test MBTI Personality Descriptions 123 Character Flaws Character Trait Cheat Sheet List of Personality Traits Character Virtues And Vices Underused Personalities 7 Rules For Picking Names Character Names Character Name Resources Surnames Masterpost Types of Voice Show...
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The Ultimate Survival Guide
INTRODUCTION: Maybe you’re interested in knowing this information for yourself? Or maybe you’re a writer? You might have a character that is stranded on an island, wilderness or anywhere else and they need to survive using their mind, and the things around them. If not that, maybe your c...
Other Important Survival Skills & Information
For whatever reason you’re here, knowing survival skills can save your life or your character’s life (especially for those writers out there that are researching this topic). Basic Rules If You Are Lost And Alone In The Wilderness Basic Wilderness Survival Skills Celestial Navigation & Lan...
Let's get hairy
Describing appearance is something a lot of you struggle with and it is something I struggle with, especially when I’m trying to describe truthfully without making it boring or overly elaborate. Hair however I find even more tiresome to describe. I find it especially different because I don’t...
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  • Actual activity:Spend 1 hour writing, and 4 hours researching life cycle of peat moss for one word in one semi-essential sentence.
The complete original Gray’s anatomy, with over one thousand illustrations. Introduction  I. Embryology II. Osteology III. Syndesmology IV. Myology V. Angiology VI. The Arter...
Things almost every author needs to research
How bodies decompose Wilderness survival skills Mob mentality Other cultures What it takes for a human to die in a given situation Common tropes in your genre Average weather for your setting