The Maya Princess – an update

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The Maya Princess Update – December 11, 2012
Writing has resumed and over the past week I been able to work on the story a total of 18 hours. I’ve completed the first chapter (2,700 words). […]

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Whispers from the Campfire — Writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee: August 7 – 9, 1862

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

150 years ago several 7th Tennesseans wrote about the battle of Cedar Run:
Here are their words –
August 7, 1862:
[Barry Crompton, historian] – On Thursday, August 7, Jackson’s three divisions – his old one under Winder; […]

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Tennessee Valor – Writing Update, Nov. 17, 2011

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Tennessee Valor – Writing update
I am working on the rewrite of chapter 5, having completed rewrites of the first four chapters. The first four chapters total 108 pages and some 40,000 words. Chapter 5 describes […]

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The Writing Process — Eli Smith (Co. I) 7th Tennessee Infantry

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The Writing Process — Eli Smith (Co. I) 7th Tennessee Infantry
I’ve had a series of communications with a descendant (a great-great-grandson) of a veteran of the 7th Tennessee.
Eli Smith was a private throughout the war. […]

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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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The Writing Process — L. Diane Wolfe presentation

Posted on Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Diane Wolfe presentation — “How to Publish a Book”
I attended a workshop led by Diane Wolfe, who presented many salient ideas about book publishing.
Here are the main points which were important for me:

E-books are the […]

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The 13th Goddess – the writing process

Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The 13th Goddess
Finally, my situation is such that I am ready to renew my love affair with writing. Of course, the first question to be answered—which story to work on? It has taken me some […]

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The Writing Process — The Lost Company

Posted on Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The Writing process — more thoughts on how The Lost Company was written.
In order to determine what would happen to each modern character I created a random-selection casualty chart and used some of my son’s […]

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The writing Process — Lost Company

Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

LOST COMPANY – Thoughts about the writing process:
This is a story about a group of Civil War re-enactors who go back in time and fight in a Civil War battle.
I wrote Lost Company in 1997. […]

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