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Tha Project ----poll part the second

I thought of more questions. I hope everyone who already responded will respond to these too. If you haven't responded to the first part, please go to http://saigh-allaidh.livejournal.com/176393.html and fill that so I have more "stat" info. Thank you

Poll #786500 Tha Project Poll part the second

Re: "lore" do you feel this includes modern media and literaturary figures?

Maybe, but only with care

If physical training is included in the book, do you feel a companion "work book" for detailed fitness training might be of interest?

No, only general information in the book itself
No, the book should be detailed in everything
No, I don't think physical training should be a part of this at all
No! What sort of disgusting attempt at bilking more money out of us is this?!!?!?!

I have a particular cultural focus (Gaelic) but have studied this subject in several others, should I stick to that focus with few cross-cultural references or try to cover various cultures equally?

Stick to what you know best, use the rest to compare
Stick to the Celtic because "Celtic" sells!!!!
Try to cover as much as possible, even if you might lean towards the
Try to be as even as possible.
Something you haven't thought of

If you answered "Something you haven't thought of" above, please elaborate


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Aug. 5th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I think the workbook would be a good idea. That way you could have a balance between physical and spiritual in the book, hopefully without scaring away either of those who are focused way more on one than the other, and those who want to go deeper with the physical stuff could buy the workbook. And, yes, there's a financial incentive there, too, but why the hell not?
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm even thinking about having the fitness book be complete in itself enough to sell as a separate thing to those who might not want to delve into the theory stuff. Yup, I'm just a money grubber...because writing is so lucrative. *snerk*
Aug. 6th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
regarding my "other" choice
while i realize that part of the polling is to help you determine direction. i do think that you need to determine who you want to write for-the celtic warrior women? or warrior women in general.

imo-celtic warrior women will have a very limited audience. interested readers might pick it up, but may also shy away because it is too culturally focused. (oh look, another book on the celts-how boring/fluffy)

imo-warrior women in general will have a much larger audience. ideally those with interest in other cultural systems will take your research as a spring board for more investigating their culture of interest (if they even have one).

also, and i'm not sure if this is part of your intention, but some women will read it as wimmin empowerment (which is good and necessary), but hopefully it will also dispell some conceptions about among men and women about women not being able to or willing to get bloodied up in a fight.
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: regarding my "other" choice
Yes, this is one of the dilemmas that prompted that question. "Celtic" is definitely my "comfort zone." But it is limited. And I have done a lot of research on the Sarmatian-Saurosarmatian cultures regarding this too. So, that would be two I am comfortable with.

But covering the history and lore of ALL cultures seems to be a bit daunting. So, how much to cover and then when things get into practice...well, this is the most perplexing of the questions and the one which I don't have a firm answer about myself.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I do want it to appeal to a wide audience yet worry about my limitations.
Aug. 7th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
Re: regarding my "other" choice
My 2 1/2 cents..even if Celtic and Sarmatian is what you know best..perhaps the trick is to look for the commanilities in the different cultures you have researched and perhaps then you would be able to highlight the differences as examples.

And of course be sure to have a detailed bibliography for those interested in further information on any of the cultures.
Aug. 10th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
Re: regarding my "other" choice
I'm working on a book of my own, concerning Norse Reconstruction, and I've concluded that if I allow myself to wander into other cultures too much, or even if I try to cover all of Norse culture too broadly, the book will never get done. You may find that you have more than enough material, just staying focused on Celtic.

Also, I like the workbook idea. It's a bit commercial, perhaps, but I love workbooks! ;-)
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: regarding my "other" choice
Indeed, and the book I'm also working on on CR is very specific culturally, focused on Scottish tradition. But, as I'll be explaining in a new post hopefully today, there are reasons not to do THIS book that way. On the other hand, there will probably be parts on practices that I do have to use what I do as examples because, well, can't do it for all cultures and I don't know others well enough.
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