Starting the First Draft

I recently started my third journey through the letters and life of Horton Howard. First pass was to transcribe the 150 or so letters written by him, to him, or that mentioned him.  The second pass was to condense the material in these letters and add material from other historical sources. While working on the first and second pass, I shared anecdotes and thoughts about Horton and his family with my readers.

In this third pass, the work gets more serious as I create the first draft of Horton’s story. My task is to weave together the threads of loving and losing loved ones; walking away from wealth for the sake of integrity; ¬†exploring opportunities to recreate wealth; and the developing economy and politics of a young nation.

I’ll continue to share bits and pieces as I work, and hope that you will subscribe to my blog and post questions or comments as the story develops.


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