The ‘Craft’ Of Writing SCA Documentation

Entries Showing Documentation The Barony of the Lonely Tower will be having their Arts and Sciences Championship competition this coming February. In this competition, the current champion sets the challenge for those interested in earning the honor.  This year, Honorable Lady Cristina la Ambeler challenged each entrant to submit two entries for judging -something you excel at, and another of something you […]

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Scribal Project Information

Scribal Project Information  I’ve looked at many lovely scrolls and scribal works on the Internet. Many Kingdoms, Scribal Guilds, and Bloggers display multiple, well-crafted scrolls.  I enjoy reading about the techniques and materials scribes use to create their art. I sometimes wonder about information that wasn’t included with the image. Often it’s about the inspiring text source. But not always.  Since […]

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6 Links To Remove Scary From Writing SCA Documentation

In my previous article on arts and sciences documentation I responded to a common SCA non-writer’s lament. It presented several ways to show off creations without detailed writing.  So what? What can you do if you want to write documentation? How do you learn to do it or improve at it? I won’t re-invent the wheel here. Instead, I give you resources to help you remove the scary from writing documentation. If you are very new to this try the first link. Others have sections on basic documentation that help as well.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Basic Documentation–This is a short article in Calontir’s Forgotten Sea’s Clarion newsletter well describing 3″5″ card documentation. Exactly what is expected for Queen’s Prize and novice part of Tri-levels. 5 Easy Steps to Writing Documentation–This excellent pdf breaks documentation into basic and ideal/detailed section. Each section includes the 5 steps. Examples included. The SCA Arts and Sciences Easy Documentation-Writing Form on Ez-Doc–This Ez-Doc is form you edit with specific categories predetermined. You fill in sections relating to names (SCA and modern), project title, your inspiration (historical basis), tools and materials, procedure/methods, and sources. Entries Showing Documentation A & S Documentation Made Simple–A 2 page pdf about documentation steps. It’s presented in a form similar to many documentation entries I’ve judged. Examples included.  Advanced Documentation–Another Forgotten Sea’s Clarion newsletter documentation article.  Kingdom of Atlantia Arts and Sciences Handbook includes three brief sections on documentation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As I come from […]

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