From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Road Trip

     If you've been here before you know that I am into historical fiction. A trip this weekend to a family wedding in upstate New York meant for me, a chance to visit another Shaker village as part of the research for my current novel. This one is located in Albany,where I picked up some interesting reading material and a few facts I hadn't known, mostly about their grounds, a bit different than the villages here in New England, mostly because they used water power for a few of their enterprises.
     Here are a few photos from my trip, followed by a talk given by another historical novelist.

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