Posts tagged writing

Local Inspiration for National Novel Writing Month – E.D.E.N. Southworth

Writer and Washingtonian E.D.E.N. (Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte) Southworth (1819-1899) epitomized the “self-made” American ideal. After her husband abandoned the family Southworth returned to her D.C. hometown to make a living as a teacher. She began writing what today would be deemed “potboiler” novels to supplement her salary and in 1857 Southworth signed a lucrative […]

Joy of Method: Research to Writing

Joy of Method: Research to Writing  Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00  – 2:00 p.m. Kiplinger Research Library Details make the story. Narratives are bolstered by the details an author can offer – and the archive is often a rich location for the details, inspiration, and hints the bring a narrative to life. Join the Historical […]