Daily Life in the Middle Ages
with Merry Farmer
Registration Deadline: June 07, 2013
Class Start Date: 06/03/13
Class End Date: 06/28/13
Instructor: Merry Farmer
Fee: $10 for HHRW members / $20 for non-members
REGISTER HERE: http://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/register-for-a-class/
So you want to write a novel set in the Middle Ages. What details are essential for creating an authentic world? What aspects of daily medieval life might make for interesting plot points or character development? What would your characters do all day and what sorts of challenges might they face that would intrigue your readers?
In this part class we will survey everyday life in the Middle Ages with the intent of finding inspiration for characters and situations to populate a medieval novel. We will examine:
What medieval people ate, what they wore, and where they lived. We’ll look at what the upper class did all day as well as how the peasant class and tradesman classes kept themselves busy and how life differed for men and women. We’ll examine common-sense basics like hygiene, inheritance, and the yearly calendar. And of course we’ll talk about sex in the Middle Ages.
Social Media for the Writer – Instructor Cindy Carroll
Date: May 7-25, 2012
Price: $15 for Scritpscene members, $20.00 for all others; class is open to non-RWA members
Location: Online; registrants will be invited to a YahooGroups loop for the class
FMI and to Register: http://scriptscene.org/classes3.htm (Scroll down the page for the PayPal button)
Class Summary and Details:
Before and after you publish you need to get your name out there. You need to get people excited about your book so they’ll buy it.
Social media is a great way to do that but it can get confusing. Do you Tweet? Facebook? Pin things? Digg them?
In Social media for the writer we’ll look at the different options out there and demystify them. What’s covered?
Explanations of Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Digg, LinkedIn, Triberr, GoodReads, Blogs
What are they? How do you use them? Which one is best for you?
Week 1 Twitter
Week 2 Facebook
Week 3 All others/ Wrap-up
Cindy Carroll is a member of RWA and a graduate of Hal Croasmun's screenwriting ProSeries. Her interviews with writers of CSI and Flashpoint appeared in The Rewrit, the Scriptscene newsletter, the screenwriting Chapter of RWA. She writes screenplays, thrillers, and paranormals, occasionally exploring an erotic twist. When she’s not writing you can usually find her on Twitter.
I wanted to share one of my tidbits of inspiration to write a novel about angels called Visions. So here is a bit of the beginning I hope to incorporate.
I hold a secret. A secret no one should ever have to bear.
The secret of how our world will endThe Book of Revelations claims that our world will in end chaos, a war between good and evil, that parts true.
Some say the creator will send his only son once again to save us..
We are the guardians of the human race.
We are angels.
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