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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.

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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, May 16, 2005

Murder

Geraldine comes to warn Daniel that John is dead, and the police think that he was murdered. The police arrive and arrest Daniel for the murder of John Winter.

Daniel is tried, but the evidence is inconclusive and he is freed. Thus making it possible for him and Geraldine to marry. So ends Chapter Ten.

This summary of what happens seems vague and unrealistic, but it is written as show rather than tell. Although in 1896 mainly the North West Mounted Police who were often the prosecutor that represented the Queen who represented the government administered justice in western Canada, they attempted to be fair and impartial. Often the defendant, in this case, Daniel, was his own defender as very few competent lawyers were available.

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