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Help writing a story

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:22 pm
by Strata
Hi I was not really sure where to post this. I'm looking to write a fictional story focusing on four college students who are majoring in archaeology and I was hoping perhaps I can gather information from other users on this forum. Can anyone please tell me what is involved in organizing an expedition or at least direct me to a site that provides this information?

Re: Help writing a story

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:17 pm
by Minimalist
That's a very interesting question. You might get some ideas from this.

http://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/preparing


Of course things are changing rapidly in the field. The use of satellite imagery and ground penetrating radar takes a great deal of the guesswork about choosing a spot.

Re: Help writing a story

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:05 pm
by Frank Harrist
Geophys should be the first ones in...after an area is chosen. Takes out a lot of the guess work.

Re: Help writing a story

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:46 am
by circumspice
*Spoiler*

Write about what is familiar to you...

It makes for a better story...

Re: Help writing a story

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:30 pm
by Strata
circumspice wrote:*Spoiler*

Write about what is familiar to you...

It makes for a better story...


Well I already have a lot of the characters planned out and I at least have a vague idea about what direction I want this story to take, I just need to do a lot more research. I do plan on taking some creative liberties and possibly make up some fake locations. If I can I really want to see all of these ideas through and be able to shape them into the story that I want.