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The Master''s Legacy

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DC Brownlow

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The Master's Legacy. A slave Novel and civil war novel. Are people still interested in reading of the antebellum days in Georgia? How does one educated slaves against Georgian laws? I started the research. I had to ask the following questions as I began. Did the Georgian planters free their slaves? What if one of their sons/kin intermarried into the slave race unknowingly? What if fate or destiny led one to help the slaves despite their social convictions to society? Can you write a slave novel using some realistic characters and facts and then use fictional characters as well? how do you make such a story flow? My first attempt at writing a historical fiction will be a challenge.

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I'm one to believe that ANY time that there's dialogue, written literature, narratives, etc...about the historic content of our ancestry and historic legacy it should be there to be digested for seminal value. There's too much that wasn't told during the annals of time where much have been left out. True, a lot wasn't recorded but enough is there to keep us in remembrance of what was endured. Georgia, like other states that practiced institutional slavery cannot be let off the hook relative to the ills that it wrought. Writing a book extoling the truths that was inherent cannot be avoided, and YES, you definitely can write a slave novel using realistic characters and facts thereof. It's all about how you shape the novel for content and context. You make it flow by creating a prologue to introduce the gist of the story, and weave the storyline around the who, what, when and where. Also, you would want to take in the POV (point of view) aspect...this is allowing you to embellish who is telling the story. There are many novels of this magnitude where they are written from a true situation but names are changed as they are depicted in a fictional vein. What makes a story flow? A good compelling story, with intrigue making good use of contrast where the backstory is just as interesting as you weave your characters into the mainstream. Your first attempt at writing a novel like this will most certainly have you doing quite a bit of research for authenticity! Know that there's much more to writing than words...just let your ink flow and write like hell. Whomever you hire as an editor will want to do the job that he's trained for! Good luck!

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It can be done, and you can do it.  I would love to read your book once you're done with it.  I'm an aspiring writer, and I am working on something at the moment.  It's difficult and challenging.  This is the first screenplay I have ever written.  I am hoping to write a novel one of these days.  I love literature.  I love words, whether they are spoken or written.  Good luck! If it is possible, inform me where I can find your completed work. 

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