Hey, All! So, after a long absence, I am ready to dive back into this. I have been writing a lot lately... it's so nice to be out of school. It gives me more time to think about my stories. So, after a long absence, I am ready to dive back into this. I have … Continue reading Keep on Writing
Helpful for Writing historical fiction stories….
This post is very much overdue! Besides the fact that this particular post should really get an airing before I finish the last part of Genre which will discuss the social country house, I find I’ve not included a plain and simple breakdown of the country house servant hierarchy! That’s without a mention of the incredibly persuasive Downton Abbey….
Therefore, the following is a list of servants predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, and a very brief note of duties for those respective positions.
I have included an average of annual wages or salaries for positions throughout the centuries where possible* taking into account rising costs, but it is important to note that these could be vastly different between houses, and the demands of particular families. I have omitted references to other allowances such as beer, general perquisites like clothing or livery and board wages (a sum…
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The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday. -David Schlosser
Writing Prompt #4 of this series... hmm... what should I write? How about: Every year, one person randomly goes missing in your character's hometown. No one ever knows where they go, and the disappearing person has hardly ever come back. If the missing person does come back, they are very much changed. Have someone close … Continue reading Writing Prompt #4
Hey again. Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I just kind of let things slip by this last month. I have come up with another writing prompt. I hope you enjoy it. Five girls are chosen by the soon-to-be queen to serve her. Each has a different talent and becomes friends with … Continue reading Writing Prompt #3… I think.
So, I realize that I have not been the most consistent blogger this year... sorry about that! It's been really busy and I haven't had time for extra stuff, but I will do my best next year to keep writing. I am going to give you the second writing prompt of this little series. Hope … Continue reading Writing Prompt #2
So, I have decided to do a little series of writing prompts for you guys, if you want to use them. I have been so busy with other things, it's been hard to get on here, so this post is going to be short. Here goes: You, or your character, are/is out in the woods. … Continue reading Writing Prompt #1