I must have been on a history kick. Today’s post, while not like yesterdays, which dealt with using history and research to find and flesh out ideas for your fiction, is also about history. Personal history. In this post – which is hosted by FLY HIGH – one of the fine blogs on my Nevermore blog tour, I talk about the settings I’ve created – San Valencez, Old Mill, Random Illinois, and where they came from. I promise I’ll be back to posting about some other things soon, but I’m committed to getting a few of you to actually read Nevermore, a Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe. Anyone who thinks that 30 books and more than 25 years of gathering fans makes it easier to find readers isn’t paying attention. I have a lot of friends, even more acquaintances, get a lot of positive comments and good mentions by others – but I am my own publisher on this book. I know how many copies have, and have not sold, and I know that despite the huge push I’ve been giving this in every venue I can find, most people are saying, oh, that looks cool – and walking away… I want more of you to read my book. After all, I wrote it for you…
Here is a short bit of today’s post:
“Anyone familiar with my work (and I say this with a smile, because I’m aware that’s not as large a group as it ought to be) knows that I love history. I also have opinions about it, which I’ve written about before. I doubt very sincerely that very much of what we know of the events of our past is accurate. We have history books. We have journalistic accounts. We have diaries and biographies and even stories passed through families from generation to generation, but all of them are colored by society, prejudice, and simple error. None of that is what matters. What matters is that we keep that past alive – that we don’t let our history escape us.
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