Been thinking a lot about plots recently, and a sense of never having had one. It’s made me realise that this is one of my probs with the 1811 story; so I think that’s what the story needs to be about, getting away from the dead hand. Wch is difficult whilst still trying to be faintly historical.
My views seem to be up a lot, and as a result of some odd searches. “Destroyed place,” for instance, and “word first page”. Also “ПЕЧАТНЫЙ СТАНОК,” wch apparently means printing press in Russian.