Charles Web Journal

My blog is intended to show how I construct and write a historical novel. It will be a journal of my daily writing activity, as I write a new historical novel.

Location: Evansburg, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired school teacher with a B. Ed in English literature a B.A. in History. After a long career as a teacher of English and history, I now write historical novels based on Canadian history.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Rejected, maybe?

Today the plot thickened.

Daniel decided to seek Edouard Beauregarde’s permission to court the daughter, Geraldine. At first, the father appeared favorable to his request, but Agathe, the mother soon intervened and denied his suit.

Disappointed, Daniel prepares to leave Edmonton and return to his homestead when Marguerite, the fourteen year old younger daughter, finds him with a message from Geraldine.

Marguerite also is attracted to Daniel and tries to seduce him, much to his surprise and consternation.

Now the characters have taken over the story, and history is only incidental although it cannot be neglected and forgotten. Still the culture, the mores, and the locale must be kept in mind as the story proceeds.


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