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    Victorian England and Gilded Age New York and the Post WWI period

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by RLJ, Sep 16, 2012.

    I have been researching these periods (1837-1920s) for around 4 years now, for a book I'm planning on writing. There are posts related to that in the general writing forum. I have put together a large notebook with pictures, news articles maps, social customs, excerpts and general facts about the time that boast over 200 pages. I was wondering if anyone knew anything else about the time period that they think I may find interesting. This can include anything! I'm looking to expand my knowledge and my "Victorian Lexicon" so that when I begin writing I can be historically accurate.
     
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    I don't know - it sounds to me as if you're all ready to go! I'd start writing.
     
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    I've used this Victorian slang website before.
     
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    I'm writing a book that would have a lot to gain from Gilded Age New York, Victorian England, and so forth... obviously, the steampunk setting mentioned in my sig. I'm pretty well versed in history, and I've been specifically researching this era, too, lately, but hardly four years. In fours years, I don't know what I've got that you don't.

    I definitely enjoy the the class issues of the time... the uber capitalist corruption, the development of socialistic idealism, and etc etc. I dig that sort of thing.
     
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    It is so easy to over research. With the internet all you need to do is start writing then when the first question springs to mind hit the web for an answer. I fell into the trap and just delayed my writing by a year
     

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