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  1. Public Bookmark 40

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    An American friend of mine recently asked me for some Brit-picking tips on differences in smoking language/culture between America and England to be used in her Sherlock fic. I thought I'd go ahead and write a guide, including my experiences in other countries and some writing tips for how to portray characters who smoke. Much of this comes from personal experience, and it's not intended to be encouragement to smoke. Rated Teen and Up for swearing and talk of underage smoking.

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  2. Public Bookmark 98

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    In response to being asked to Brit-pick various fan-fics (as well as reading certain Americanisms over and over again) I have put together a basic guide to Brit-picking your fics. It also explains some common cultural differences, and gives a list of your more basic swear-words.

    In other words it should be everything you need to Brit-pick your own work.

    That said, I HAVE DEFINITELY LEFT THINGS OUT, so if anyone notices an omission or has a question then please place let me know. The idea is to for this to be a resource for any writer writing a British character.

    Enjoy!

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  3. Public Bookmark 1

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    Ethel has her dreams.

    So it had become a habit of Ethel’s to catalogue every hard-luck story which had a happy ending.

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    17 Jun 2014