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Old West

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    Kendra
    @kendralynne518

      Hey, guys!

      I’m plotting a new story for Camp Nano this April, and it’s a fantasy/historical fiction set in the old west (Tombstone, Arizona, circa 1889 and 1890, to be exact), and I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the things I’ll need to research to make the setting, characters, weapons, and food as accurate as possible. I now know that the .45 revolver, the Colt Peacemaker was the most common gun carried, but there’s still so much more that I need to know.

      I don’t want to miss anything, so if you guys can think of anything that I’ll need to research, I’d appreciate it. They’ll be added to my growing list. 🙂

      (also if you’re curious, the story is based on the newspaper article from the Epitaph in April 1890 documenting the sighting and killing of a large, featherless, crocodile-like bird; a description that fits the thunderbird or pterodactyl almost perfectly. nobody knows if the story was made up or not, but I’m going to imagine what the story could’ve been, real or unreal.)

      just a crazy ENFP/tough cowgirl/obsesses over time travel/middle earth/writer/book dragon/obidala

      #109434
      Emberynus The Dragonslayer
      @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

      @kendralynne518

      No one else has responded to you??!! Well!

      Hi! This sounds like a REALLY great idea! I LOVE stories about the thunderbird! *shivers in delight*

      I think it would be good to learn as much as you can about the culture and the towns in the old west. I’m also writing an old west story, though it’s set a little further back in time. I don’t know that I can give you a lot of help with information, but if you tell me exactly what your looking for I can try 🙂

       

      Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.

      #109454
      Kendra
      @kendralynne518

        @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

        Hey! Thank you so much! Yes, while I was visiting the Creation Museum with my family last year, I read this article in the section of the place with lots of different stories with dragon-like creatures (dinosaurs), and the story really struck me and ever since I haven’t been able to forget it. It just needs a story. 🙂

        Yep, I’ve been working on that, and I have figured out that the old west towns were not really  the cool places they seem. In reality, they were rather lacking in morality and “good” people. So that’s going to play into my story a little, but I’m not going to dive into some things… especially places like The Birdcage Theater. That place is just shocking. >.<

        Thank you again, Emberynus! I’m glad to find someone else writing an old west story.  🙂

        just a crazy ENFP/tough cowgirl/obsesses over time travel/middle earth/writer/book dragon/obidala

        #109455
        Emberynus The Dragonslayer
        @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

        @kendralynne518

        Cool!! I love all dragon legends, but particularly that one!

        Yeah they were rough places alright. Oof!!

        You’re welcome. I’m always glad to help if I can. If you got any more questions feel free to bounce them off me.

        Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.

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