Wolf Howling is working on a novel about the American Revolution and would like to get some feedback — specifically, your feedback. Check it out.
I decided, in my hubris, some time ago to try my hand at writing a series of books – works of historical fiction – tracing a South Carolina family from 1760 through adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1791. Below is the first half of book 1. I am a neophyte at writing fiction and have no idea whether I am a hack or actually writing something of interest. I will say nothing more then, if you would read and criticize, I would be deeply appreciative.
UPDATE/CLARIFICATION: My goal is actually deeper than crowdsourcing the proofing, though that is proving of great benefit. I’ve never written fiction, let alone fiction wrapped around in-depth history as I understand it. I am at the point where I have written just enough of the first story that I can put it out publicly and, in essence, ask if I am wrapping interesting characters and events around history. If not, then that’s fine, I have no intention of putting in the thousand plus hours to finish this project just for my own personal gratification. Basically, I am hoping to get an honest thumbs up or thumbs down from as many people as possible before deciding to dedicate myself to this project for the next three to four years. I know how bookworm feels about the book, but she has been editing it for months. I need many neutral third parties to weigh in. [Read more…]