Do you ever find yourself expanding on the life story of a historical character over the course of editing your novella?
I originally gotten the inspiration this one character, from a serial murderess from 1838-1840. But do to certain factors, she’s almost become my Mickey Mouse in a way: I add extra life information that isn’t present in the original blueprint, inferring certain things like: in 1871 she participating in building the Paris Commune, she moved to the United States, and became an amateur code breaker.
I’m not sure how much I’m actually being true to the original history at this point. But I’m kind of unintentionally blending her character with Voltiarine De Cleyre. I hope that doesn’t complete itself, but it’s interesting how this is evolving.
I have a huge lady crush on Feminarchists I think. Only certain ones, Emma Goldman was a great gal, but not exactly attractive.
This is based on the idea that, kids whom come from troubled lives, generally tend to become more attracted to anarchism, unless specifically stated as otherwise. And she seemed to have a troubled childhood (obviously) more than most.
But then again, P.L. Travers wasn’t an anarchist. (But definitely a bad ass feminist.)