The Bridge House

The Bridge House

Status: In Progress

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Historical Fiction

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This story can also be found at www.lilybedson.com where there is a gallery of pictures supporting the text.
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Summary

This story can also be found at www.lilybedson.com where there is a gallery of pictures supporting the text.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Dedication

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This story can also be found at www.lilybedson.com where there is a gallery in support of the text

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: May 25, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: May 25, 2017

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If you have come across this page because I asked you to visit it or if you surfed into it by pure chance let me say THANK YOU for being here.  Please stay and please allow me to invite you to help me with my story.

The Bridge House begins in January 1901 when my central character, my grandmother Lily Bedson was eleven years old. My plan for the story, which will be a full length novel, takes Lily to the birth of my daughter - her great granddaughter, who was the first girl to be born in the Ashford line for one hundred years.

My beautiful daughter died suddenly on Friday 19th May 2017. My wife and I will never, ever get over the loss. Writing for me has been a hobby since I was seventeen years old. I just could not see how I would be able to continue this story, writing for tens of thousands of words towards the day my beloved Rebekah was born. If I abandoned the story I would give up a hobby I have played around with for fifty years. I discussed this with my wife and she suggested I should write the story for Rebekah. This I am now doing.

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You can become a patron for $1 a month. As a patron you can support me in writing The Bridge House. Tell me what you like and dislike as I develop the plot and characters.  Give me your ideas.  Give me your encouragement.  ALL patronage money will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Chairities in Rebekah's name.

At the moment I am about five thousand words short of ending Chapter One which will take Lily to 1912 and her twenty-second birthday. This plan shows how I intend to develop the story.

 

Schedule to finish writing The Bridge House
  Lily's age Finish basic text Edit and rewrite the text Estimated word length Notes
CHAPTER ONE: 1901 to 1912 11 to 22 years Sunday 4th June Sunday 18th June 20,000 words  
Chapter TWO: 1912 to 1934 22 to 44 years Sunday 16th July Sunday 30th July 20,000 words  
Chapter THREE: 1934 to 1945 44 to 55 years Sunday 20th August Sunday 3rd September 30,000 words  
Chapter FOUR: 1945 to 1984 55 to 94 years Sunday 1st October Sunday 15th October 40,000 words  
 

I intend to follow this schedule very carefully and to bring you The Bridge House both as an e-book and a traditional paper copy with my publisher.

Chapter One, as it currently stands, needs a lot of work. Not just the words to conclude the chapter but the story line is far too simple, it takes the reader direct from A to B and does not challenge his/her imagination. It needs to twist and turn a little and it needs several sub plots. You will see in the plan how I intend to take on this work and turn the draft chapter into a finished and much better work by mid June.

As I write I want YOU to help me. Would you read my writing, comment, criticise and offer suggestions ?  Do not be shy, if you are reading this page then I would like your help.  Support me, advise me, point me in the right direction to make The Bridge House something special for my Rebekah.Do not be afraid to send me an e-mail. dashford566@gmail.com 

Rebekah did not think all that much of my stories, they were not her style, but please help me write something here she would be proud of.

There now follows a few notes about the story then Chapter One gets underway.

THANK YOU - David - Pen name Max Robinson


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