Via YsabetWordsmith, via janetmiles
A …cool resource showing surname maps. So, if you’re a writer and you want to name an ordinary character from one of these places, you can pick a surname from the relevant place and it will fit. This is a very discreet and effective trick with local color.
In writing faeApoc, I try to match gods to the relevant ethnic grouping, with varied luck.
Recently I have been made aware of just how many barely-connected circles there are of fiction on the internet. I can’t connect the circles, but I can offer up a clearinghouse for resources, so that is what I’m doing.
If I’ve missed something, please tell me about it.
For readers and writers:
http://muses-success.info/ – rated & reviewed listings of online fiction
http://www.epiguide.com/forums/ – a community devoted to original online entertainment
http://community.livejournal.com/crowdfunding/ – a livejournal community for all things crowdfunded
http://crowdfunding.dreamwidth.org/ – Crowdfunding community on Dreamwidth, thanks clare_dragonfly
http://webfictionguide.com/ – rated & reviewed listings of online fiction
http://novelsonline.info/ – Web Fiction Guide listings by rating
http://topwebfiction.com/ – Web Fiction Guide listings by reader votes
http://weblit.us/ – WebLit, for marketing, promotion and cross-promotion for web literature
http://www.ergofiction.com/ – ErgoFiction, a magazine for readers and fans of webfiction.
Hashtags for finding online fiction include:
#amwriting (for writers)
#fantasy (or #scifi, or #spec/#specfic and so on)
Most importantly: forums, blogs, twitter chats – other people. I have connected to more stories, and gotten more readers, simply chatting with other people online.
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