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First thirteen colonies (later states)

New England colonies

  1. Province of Massachusetts Bay, later Massachusetts and Maine, crown colony
  2. Province of New Hampshire, later New Hampshire, crown colony
  3. Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode Island, crown colony
  4. Connecticut Colony, later Connecticut, crown colony

Middle…

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Added by Liberty J. Freedom on February 5, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Forced into writing

I know you always have a choice. Or so they say.

I wonder if anyone has been more or less forced or pushed into the literature world?

Since they may have exceeded all their other options to support themselves and earn an income?

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on February 3, 2016 at 3:45am — No Comments

Told from the Hips by Andrea Amosson

Told from the Hips, by Andrea Amosson, is a collection of short stories that feature strong women and the strength they have within them to handle any challenging situation that comes their way. These women come from all over the world with a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, but the one…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on February 1, 2016 at 5:11pm — No Comments

European monarchies

I am not ashamed to admit that I'm fascinated with the European monarchies. That does not mean I am a supporter of monarchies over republics. I support democracy, equality and feminism. 

European monarchies

  • The House of Windsor and Elizabeth II of Great Britain
  • The House of Orange and Willem Alexander of the Netherlands
  • The House of Liechtenstein and Prince Hans-Adam II
  • House of Grimaldi and Albert II of…
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Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 29, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Other writers. What prompted you to write ?

I don't know if anyone else can relate but what was it that prompted you to begin writing?

And what was it that made you interested into pursuing a professional writing career?

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 28, 2016 at 4:51am — No Comments

Favorite genres

Do you feel more comfortable writing in a certain genre ?  What's your current writing project?

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 27, 2016 at 2:27am — No Comments

Settings (environment and places) not time

Do you have a certain type of environment you always include or base your fiction on?

Do you prefer outdoors or indooor and different types of buildings? Like mansions, estates, castles or farms 

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 26, 2016 at 1:54am — No Comments

Most used main plots

Curious to know what you think the most common main plots for historical fiction is ?

Obviously I assume it would revolve around war and liberation. I'm meaning more specifically though.Like a special time period or war. 

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 24, 2016 at 3:19am — No Comments

British or American history

Even though I'm a European, I must say that I'm extremely interested in both British and American history. If you would ask me to choose one oor the other, I wouldn't be able to. 

I'm very inspired by both, especially the wars(being born and raised into a European country who hasn't been invloved in direct for over 200 years or so.) I can't help it if I'm fascinated by wars in particular. 

Maybe I'm weird I don't know.

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 23, 2016 at 2:16am — No Comments

Needed termonology

Thinking about including the following terms in my historicalfiction.

Fence-sitters

Turncoats

Loyalists

Patriots 

Black Brigade

Lord Dunmore's Ethiopian regiment

Would that be doable ? 

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 22, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Characters

I sort of know what theme my plot will have and (at this point) also some of my subplots...

I would like to make a cast of at least thirteen characters. Is it doable or not?  Can't really say why I'd like thirteen.. there's thought behind the number though...

If you don't know by now my current project is an historical romance story.Of course there would be one or two main characters. Possibly three but no more. 

Having…

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Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 19, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Procrastination in it's finest form

If I only could decide what all my characters should be named (surname and personal name) for both male and females. But I can't. I still struggle with it.

I haven't decided if I will use historical figures, obscure historical figures or fictional historical figures. Until that is decided I will be slightly indecisive...  

Correction, as of this week I'm trying to come up with…

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Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 18, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Historical fiction and historical figures

Is the success of historical fiction predetermined by the existance of (well-known) historical figures or not?

What if I don't want to make George III a part of my story ? If I decide to have none will my fiction be a failure? Apprehensive about including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or even Henry Knox...

What if I want to possibly tell my story from more obscure historical figures...?

Should I abandon that idea and opt for using original…

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Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 17, 2016 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

New Work of Women’s Fiction Opens Readers’ Eyes to the World of High-End Escorts

January 13, 2016 (Los Gatos, CA) – Vanessa Bogenholm’s debut novel The Moral Line is a romantic work of Women’s Fiction detailing the world of high-end escorts and the men who frequent them.

 

Vanessa describes the intense and sometimes deeply saddening process she went…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on January 13, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Reading versus writing

Hand on heart- be honest!

Do you enjoy reading fiction in the same genre that you write in ?

I have to admit I personally love writing historical fiction but I don't read as much historical fiction that I could or probably should...

Although some historical figures really interests me -more than others I might add. 

Should I feel guilty or not for this...

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 13, 2016 at 12:45am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote about truth from Colum McCann's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking':

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/01/thought-for-day_10.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 10, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Literary Gems to Read in 2016

From my Mirth & Meaning blog posted December 15, 2015.

Last year I offered a list of 10 wonderful fiction titles to recommend. The books weren’t new from 2014, just memorable and worthwhile books, some written by lesser known authors who deserved greater visibility. I was happy to…

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Added by Judy Gruen on January 4, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Moon Over Alcatraz by Patricia Yager Delagrange

Title: Moon Over Alcatraz

Author: Patricia Yager Delagrange

Publisher: Ravenswood Publishing/Black Hawk

Pages: 308

Genre: Romantic Women’s Fiction

Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on December 28, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Location, Location, Location

GETTING THE SETTING RIGHT  

        Regardless of the genre of a story, all fiction writers must decide on a setting where it will unfold. Picking a setting is too important to leave to a random dart tossed at a map. In order to be believable, the setting must make sense for the characters and for the story itself. The writer must consider several things in order to choose the setting.

 Physical Location: Where on the globe, or in the ...…

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Added by Michelle Gwynn Jones on December 21, 2015 at 1:58am — No Comments

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