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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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blame it on the muse

     Please forgive the lack of blogginess of late. My excuse is a fairly decent one; I've been much too busy working! The historical novel I am working on is coming fast and furious, and I am striving to honor the muse whenever she asks it of me. She's been asking a lot. Believe me, the blog is not the only thing in my life being neglected.
      I did though, take some time a few days ago to hear Nathaniel Philbrick speak to an overcrowded group at my local Barnes and Noble. He is hawking his current book about the siege of Bunker Hill. (Can you believe the price?!) It was really interesting to hear a nonfiction history writer talk about his process which is very much like my own, save the final step of creative interpretation. I bought his book as a Father's Day gift, but want to read it too.
     Also am now very close to the final steps of launching my first novel as an eBook. It has been a lot of work, and I am anxious to get it done. Please stay tuned...

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