I have been told since I was little that a good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. When I started writing class, I learned that there was more to each of the three main parts. One of these things is called a Prologue. It is the introduction to the introduction. It’s something that you need to know, in order to fully appreciate the rest of the books content. That is how I would like to start this blog.
I am writing an historical fiction novel based in the years 1911-1912 with a focus on the Titanic. We all know the story. The unsinkable ship sinks! There have been many stories and movies written about the event. I’m sure you’ve seen or read at least one in your lifetime. But, I hope to cover some areas that other authors have left alone. The book I am writing centers around two main characters, Walter Swane Brown, and Julia Edith Blakely. Walter is from the working middle class, while Julia is from the upper middle class. Walter is a journalist, and through his eyes we see the story of the Titanic start to unfold. We’ll start the journey in Belfast where the Titanic was built, and end the story in New York after the sinking.
Throughout the course of the book I hope to explore more of the ship than has been told about before. I hope to paint an accurate picture of what happened that night, and to help it become more real to you. I will also be showing what it felt like to be living in England during the progressive movement, and to highlight the new inventions of that time.
The main purpose of this blog is to share what I am learning about the early 1900’s, and about Titanic herself through research. I will also be sharing excerpts from my book, as well as quotes from authors from that time period.
So, my dear reader, we have come to the end of the prologue. However, I hope you will join me as we go back to the past, and explore one of the greatest maritime tragedies of all time.