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Old May 30th, 2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Cool Two years of research came to this!


Well, it's out! After two years of research and a couple more of writing, I've published my historical fiction piece, Dime Novel, on Amazon. The book takes a humorous, satirical look at our heroes and legends, and how they sometimes come to be. It takes place in the still-divided Missouri of the 1870s, and examines the influence of dime novels and the press wars of the period, and how they enthralled a conflicted public.

I can't build worlds like Tolkien, Herbert, or Rowling, so I need to put my characters into historical settings. If you're going to do that, I always felt it wasn't fair to the reader to not get that part right. This book is very heavily researched for a work of fiction.

I also have a personal reason for getting this book right. Ned Buntline was my great-great-great uncle, and the inspiration for this story. If you want to take a look, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071W2K1GC

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Old May 30th, 2017, 04:16 PM   #2
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Congratulations man! I'm one of those people who when reading historical fiction likes it to be as accurate as possible to the setting, so kudos for taking the time to do all that background research.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #3
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Thanks hama! I have to admit, the research was more fun than writing! It's amazing how one thread can lead to another...

...and another, and another, and another.

There's a lot of historical material out there, if folks just take the time to dig.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #4
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Definitely. Never done it myself, but imo writing historical fiction sounds like a great way to learn new things on real history too. All sorts of things you might uncover when you start looking really in-depth at a certain part of history.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 04:51 PM   #5

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Congrats to you. Would it be asking too much for you to post a sample chapter here. Maybe it would.
Love the cover. Nice graphic.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 05:00 PM   #6
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Congrats to you. Would it be asking too much for you to post a sample chapter here.
Thanks Pedro! I could do that. Do I post it as an attachment? I can put up a couple of the first ones in Word doc form.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 05:02 PM   #7

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If it is in word doc you only need to select, cut an paste it here. (said the least tech of all mods.)
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Old May 30th, 2017, 05:25 PM   #8
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Pedro, I figure copying them directly would eat up a lot of thread space here, so I posted the first three chapters to this link:

Dime Novel Sample Chapters

I couldn't get the file sizes small enough to post as attachments.

Hope you enjoy reading them!
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Thanks for sharing Ned - and congrats on getting published!
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Old June 5th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #10
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Thank you Melisende!
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