Official Judo Information

This is the Official Judo Information Site at and since I’m research Judo, I thought I should add the links here so that I can find them again later when I need them.

This page includes some of the techniques, the rankings for juniors and seniors and some interesting history.

My character must sound like she knows what’s she’s talking about. This page deals especially in self defense which is one of the reasons my character enrolled into the course.

The Oliver Cromwell Website

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be doing a bit of research on a certain time period in history and The Oliver Cromwell Website has started me off on the right foot.

Naturally, I knew the name but I wasn’t sure of anything else. I’ve also been to the library and borrowed four books on the subject. They are children’s books but I prefer to start off with basic information and then build up from there. I’ve already learned a lot but don’t be surprised if I leave a few links to some of the sites I visit.

Writer’s Guide to Character Traits

I’m giving my main character a change of personality and was thinking of making her a loner. This would be ideal for the situation she’s going to find herself in and would be the cause of some major conflict. I’ve been doing some research on “loners” and this is what I discovered (most websites agree with this too):

    WriteCraft Writers- Writer’s Guide to Character Traits

      A Loner usually:
      * Is unemotional or unexcitable
      * Finds comfort in being alone
      * Avoids social relationships and emotional entanglements
      * Is not interested in sex
      * Has few close friends, but may be close to a sister or brother
      * Lacks social skills
      * Appears to be self-absorbed or detached
      * Chooses hobbies, interests, or careers that allow him/her to be alone
      * Is harsh with him-/herself

        A Loner may be:
        * A product of an alcoholic home
        * Predisposed to alcoholism
        * Considered eccentric
        * Could retreat from emotional displays
        * Gravitate to harsh environments
        * Psychopathic

        This could be interesting. It would mean I’d have to revise her history too but that’s fine because, at the moment, this character is dead boring.