A Writer's Life

The Novel: Research Fun

I thought it might be a kick to list out the interesting sites I came across while writing tonight.  It’s such a great thing to have a few browser tabs open and the ability to leap from my manuscript out to confirm an item description, get a memory jog on what a widget looks like, grab a genealogy site to pick a name, and so on.  Writing has the side effect of making your brain get bigger!

Tonight’s Haul:

Vintage Depot Direct: Dimestore Items
A simple search for a vintage manila shipping label led me to all the goodies on this page. I want them all.

Making Music from Archives at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Mary Elizabeth Hallock Greenewalt, where have you been all my life?  I didn’t search for this topic at all, but I got there anyway!

In Search Of The English Eccentric:  Dead Eccentric #1
I remember that wonderful Telectroscope installation!

Virtual Victorian: The Original Domestic Goddess
Isabella Beeton is NEVER not interesting.  What I wouldn’t give for an original copy of her Home Management tome.

Quite a bit of the fascination in fiction writing is doing the research.  🙂

Only managed 500 words tonight, but jotted down a LOT on my novel reference document. If the book is the living room, the reference document is the attic and you would not BELIEVE all the craziness going on in there!

G’night, and NaNoWrimers, I am cheering you on!  You’re three days in – eyes on the goal!  Don’t edit or fiddle, just WriteWriteWrite!

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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