Presentations on May 17 and May 18, 2017

I had two interesting and enjoyable presentations this week. On Wednesday, I spoke to a writing group, Writer’s Block, about the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet. I read some sections from my political thriller novel, The Analyst, and explained how I was using the beat sheet for my next novel, The Traitor.

On Thursday, I gave a presentation to two eighth-grade classes at Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, TX. The trip was organized by David Brayshaw and his history teacher, Tom Wacker. I presented my talk on The Civil War in Your Backyard to about fifty students. Following the talk, we had a 15-minute question and answer session.  They asked some very good questions about the war, which allowed me to relate some anecdotes about the “Late Unpleasantness.”

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About Allen Mesch

Allen is a author, educator, and historian. He has written four books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; and Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days". He teaches classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and shares his over 4,000 photographs on Civil-War-Journeys.org. He blogs about the Civil War on Salient Points.
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