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Lars D.H. Hedbor

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What made the American Colonists turn their back on their King, and fight for independence? How were they different from us–and how were their hopes and fears familiar to our own hearts?

These are the sorts of questions that I think are important to ask in examining the American Revolution, and in the pages of my novels, I suggest some possible answers.

I am an amateur historian, linguist, brewer, fiddler, astronomer and baker. Professionally, I am a technologist, marketer, writer and father of six daughters.

My love of history drives me to share the excitement of understanding the events of long ago, and how those events touch us still today.

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Lars D.H. Hedbor I have never suffered writer's block, so I have a hard time answering this question.

I have set aside a work in progress for an extended period, while…more
I have never suffered writer's block, so I have a hard time answering this question.

I have set aside a work in progress for an extended period, while I worked on other projects, but it wasn't because I was "stuck" in telling the story.

Part of the reason that I think I avoid writer's block is because my characters usually have their own agendas, their own desires and interests, and all I really need to do is to ask them gently, "where to, tonight?"

I may not be thrilled with the answers they give me (and my editors may need to help me iron out the kinks), but until the day comes that they stand mute, I will never be at a loss for words to write down.(less)
Lars D.H. Hedbor Without a doubt, the thing I enjoy most about being a writer is learning new things about a subject that catches my interest. Sometimes that comes…moreWithout a doubt, the thing I enjoy most about being a writer is learning new things about a subject that catches my interest. Sometimes that comes from research for my writing, and sometimes it comes from feedback I get from readers.

I also love it when a reader tells me that they found something in my writing that I didn't consciously set out to include in it.(less)
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