Monday, July 25, 2011

Resource Roundup - Lots of Little Things Today

Most of these links will be helpful if you write historical fiction of any type. But there are other genres that would find a couple of these links helpful, too.

Need to know about vintage hats, anyone? http://vintagefashionguild.org/fashion-history/the-history-of-womens-hats/

Or how about the parts of furniture? When you need that illusive synonym this site can be very handy. Don't forget to check out the categories on the side. http://www.props.eric-hart.com/resources/parts-of-a-chair/

Struggling with how to describe your heroine's purple dress from 1862? Or simply need a dress to throw on her? Check out this site: http://www.antiquedress.com/gallerymuseum1new.htm

This is a LONG list of internet sites that do reviews of books. Great promotion opportunities here! http://authorautobahn.webs.com/reviewers.htm

I love the food timeline found at: http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html

And here are a few links for design elements. Whether you need a background for your website, book cover, or whatever.

I played for way too long with this tartan creator.

Here is a reflection maker: http://www.reflectionmaker.com/

A Stripe Generator: http://www.stripegenerator.com/

And a navigation tab generator: http://www.tabsgenerator.com/

If you are designing your own website GRSites.Com has a ton of helpful backgrounds and other nifty stuff. This link goes to their huge database of background textures, but don't forget to explore the other offerings on their site - there's LOTS there. http://www.grsites.com/archive/textures/

And that's it for today, folks. Have a super week. And if you have some other nifty websites to share along these lines, feel free to do so in the comments.
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10 comments:

  1. Perfect timing with the hat website! I just spent way too long the other day hunting down a picture of a hat. Thanks, Lynnette!

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  2. What neat resource links. I actually never thought there would be sites that could help me with hats and dresses and furniture - these are great. Thank you. And I will defn be checking out the book review site.

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  3. Ok, that food timeline link is a lot of fun...and quite useful.

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  4. Katie, Sorry the post didn't go up a few days ago. :)

    Lani, isn't it great the resources we have at our fingertips that a few years ago authors would have had to spend hours and hours researching?

    MGalloway, glad you had fun with it, and I hope it will prove useful in your writing.

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  5. Absolutely awesome. Thanks for this. :)

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  6. This is one terrific bookmarkable post. Thanks for all the resources. I can also use them in the classroom when we read historical fiction.

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  7. Sure thing, Nora.

    Leslie, that's a great idea to make history come alive for your students.

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  8. Great set of resources, Lynnette. I see several I can put to regular use. Thanks!

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  9. Fantastic list of resources. :)

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  10. Linda, glad you can use some of these.

    BellaVida, glad you found them useful. :)

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