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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

ePodunk.com Research Site

Dear Christians Who Write:

Peter Mallet from Norfolk sent me this research web site to pass along to you.

Hey Everyone,

I just found a site that's fun, but could be quite helpful in wrting. It may be especially, helpful to those wrting novels. It's called ePodunk.com.

What it allows you to do is pick a state, then you can search, cities, counties, airports, cemeteries, colleges, libraries, museums, local newspapers, populations, local traditions, and more. This could be quite helpful even if your actual city is fictional, but you want the area you're creating to be realistic, I imagine being able to read local papers would be helpful even in creating believable characters. If you want to set it in a real area, why set it in a familiar area when you could set it in Onslow County, North Carolina? Of course it depends on the story. There are hundreds of other ways this could be useful, but since I know you are all creative I'll leave them up to you.

God Bless, Pete

Peter D. Mallett

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