Stopped by Borders after church and was thrilled to see Jeff Shaara's new book, The Rising Tide, on display. It's the first in his World War II trilogy. I bought it, of course, and it's wonderful.
20 years ago I read his father's Killer Angels, and I knew that I would someday write historical fiction about America.
I've patterned my writing on the Shaara style. It's a style that works for Shaara, but for a new writer may take a bit of explaining. That's what the numbers at the top of this post describe.
Nine characters, 40 chapters, divided into three parts in The Rising Tide.
The numbers at the top of this post show the number of chapters devoted to each of the nine characters, listed in order of their appearance in the book.
Shaara's The Rising Tide: 1-9-1-10-7-1-4-5-2 in three parts.
Leahy's Fort Desperate: 3-17-14-15-4-3-4-2-1-1-1-1 in six parts.
Will it work ?
2 days 23 hours and counting