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Culture & Cuisine

New England colonies seafood, dairy, pies, beans, turkey, game, maple syrup, cranberries, potatoes, seasonal food Pennsylvania Dutch soups, egg noodles, broth, pot roast, sauerkraut, pork, sausage , ginger bread, apples Southern colonies sweet potatoes,grits, okra, bread pudding, fried green tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Colonial exports to Britian

New England colonies New Hampshire : cattle, fish, lumber, fur Rhode Island: cattle, corn, lumber, ships Massachusetts: whale,metals and metal products, raw wool, and ships Connecticut: : flour, dried meat, rum, and iron bars Middle colonies: New York: horses, beer, fine flour, flax, and … Continue reading

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Dutch nobility titles

Kiezer (Emperor) Koning (King) Aartshertog (Archduke) Hertog (Duke) Prins (Prince) Markies (Marquis) Graaf (Earl) Burgraaf (Viscount) Baron* Erfelijke Ridder (Hereditary knight) Ridder (Knight) Schildknapp (Esquire) Jonkeers (Gentleman) Also going to use the suffixes De and Van for my original characters … Continue reading

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Not another Gone with the Wind

My main or central theme or historical fiction setting is the 13 first colonial states of America. Essential is therefore the European emigration, religion and the Mayflower… But still it’s not another North and South and certainly not another Gone … Continue reading

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Family trees

For some reason I always tend to create the most intrinsic family trees for my fictional characters. And it isn’t just one version there’s several usually at least two or three. It’s a favorite past time of mine maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Progress so far

Research is fun but what’s really time consuming and frustrating is how to create different family constalations that makes your main plots and side plots work together.

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Progress

Working on my manuscript, feeling really excited and inspired as well. Sort of dreeding what may come…

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Novel Structure

Stasis Trigger The Quest Surprise Critical Choice Climax Reversal Resolution

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Amateur or Professional

What’s the difference between an amateur writer and professional author?

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Writers Block

How do you cure a writer’s block? Is it by simply writing without a censorship? Or is it by going on hiatus?

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