The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Chapter 1)

Posted on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The Writing Process – Tennessee Valor (Chapter 1)
I rewrote Chapter 1 during the past 12 hours. My goal was to create and strengthen the historical personalities with which I want to narrate the 7th Tennessee’s […]

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The Writing Proccess — Tennessee Valor (Robert Hatton)

Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The Writing Process–Tennessee Valor
11 hours over 3 days of writing enabled me to complete a workable draft of chapter 1 (around 5,000 words), and begin chapter 2 (around 2,400 words).
Chapter 1 opens with the 7th […]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor

Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor
The first day of writing; the review and research phase of the project is complete.
The first paragraph, and the first sentence are always the most difficult to write. I don’t […]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Bullets & Beans)

Posted on Friday, December 24th, 2010

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Bullets & Beans)
I enjoyed 5 hours of research trying to determine the answer to two questions;
1) How many men supported the combat soldiers?
And 2) how many wagons did the […]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor

Posted on Sunday, December 19th, 2010

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor
15 hours finished the initial survey of the men in the 7th Tennessee. All ten companies have been studied and the veterans who composed the units at Gettysburg have been […]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor

Posted on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor
Seven hours of research finished up Companies ‘F’ and ‘G’.
These two companies, though both from Wilson County, were as different as night and day. Company F, commanded by Captain Asoph […]

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Writing Process — Tennessee Valor

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at Gettysburg
Four hours finished the analysis of the men of Company E. Here is a brief summary:
Company E, of the organizations I have studied so […]

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Writing Project — Tennessee Valor: The 7th Tennessee at Gettysburg

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor: The 7th Tennessee at Gettysburg
This past weekend; Saturday and Sunday; plus this morning, I accumulated 15 hours of research on the 7th Tennessee.
I have been working on detailing out […]

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Writing Process — Tennessee Valor

Posted on Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor
Worked for 5 hours today, compiling the personnel records of the 7th Tennessee. I focused on Company A, out of Dekalb County, TN
Company A had 26 officers and men who […]

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Writing Process — Tennessee Valor

Posted on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor
I worked 4 1/2 hours today, beginning by drafting the 1st Chapter. I did not get far before I realized I needed to research members of Company H.
Company H’s commander […]

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