Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Outline of My Story

Hello! I have decided what my story for the club shall be about- I kind of took several of your ideas and mixed them up: So the story shall center around a young lady in Colonial Williamsburg who is a waiting-maid for a family or Loyalists. She herself is a Patriot. Only a poor girl, she cannot leave her position, and so she must stay with the family against her wishes. Her brother back home, joins up with the army. Things are coming to a nasty bit of a crises when the family decides they are returning to England, and they wish for the girl to join them. She decides that she simply cannot go with them, so she leaves the position, and looks for more work. At some point she is employed at Mount Vernon, and so is in close quarters with the Washington family....the war goes on. When Mrs. Washington travels with her husband, there is much less need for servants in the house, so the girl is relieved of her position. She goes to Phil., PA to visit family, where she is in town during the signing of the Declaration of Independence, etc.
What do you think? I think I can handle the story with a good bit of historical accuracy, since I have lived my whole life an hour from the setting of the story! Does it sound feasible? I shall update ya'll with more details as I decide them! -Rachel

12 comments:

The Kings daughter said...

It sounds like an interesting, and informative story Rach! I like it! I want to read it when you are finished with it.

Abigail said...

Sounds great!

Always Narnian said...

Sure it sounds good! =D Haha!

Merriette said...

As long as you show respect for the Loyalists and their beliefs, that sounds wonderful! Looks like you could fit a lot of history in there, particularly showing the various views and attitudes of the time.

Rachel and Sarah said...

Yes Merriette, that was one of the things I was going to show in the story: the Loyalist family is going to be shown in a very fair way, and at first, I was going to make the main character a Loyalist too, but then I thought I could do more with the "views and attitudes" of the time having the main girl be a Patriot, and living with the Tories. :)

Merriette said...

Great! Now I really want your book to be published. :)

Charity Green said...

That sounds soo cool.
I can;t wait

Leanna said...

It sounds most interesting. I love historical fiction. I love history!

Stephanie Ann said...

This sounds good, I'd love to read it once you have it done. If you need help with any of the history, I would be glad to help. Good luck!

Näna said...

Sounds wonderful! Do you live in VA? I live in Frederick, MD so right next to Philadelphia and Mt Vernon. Okay not right next to, but you get what I mean:) My Pa actually travels to Philly at least once a week. We used to go with him but then there were too many kids and it was just not as easy so we started staying home and only every once in a while go. Anyway, I have always LOVED living so close to the history.

Love,
Nana

The Gentleman From Virginia said...

Yep! We live in Virginia! It's so cool to live in the state that has Williamsburg, Yorktown, Fort Story (right?), and other major historical places in it! :)
-Sarah
oops! I'm signed in with my brother's account, sorry.

kittikat said...

Hey, Rachel, that sounds like an excellent story-something I'd read!! ;}

I've never read a book on historical fiction that didn't depict the tories as lunatics and tyrants. I understand and believe that they were wrong, but so are muslims...and we must still love them as Christians...Wow have I gotten off topic............anyway, I think your book will be wonderful-can't wait to read it!
Love,
KK (nana's big sister)