pkmcr: 06/06/2013 - 02:03 PM
Very good article Jo and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
I was rather expecting a "learning points" as in what have I discovered about myself as a result of this exercise and perhaps that's what your final paragraphs could become. Although your ".....I really don't know" is heading in that direction.
Then that's a failure in my writing clarity, which I need to address when I'm not covered in dust. (Epic housework session currently paused for a fag break.) The last section was supposed to be a 'learning points' round up. When I waffled on about support and choices - being the difference between our circumstances - it was intended to be the great insight learned.
Then the 'would I have jumped in front of the horse' part was me saying, 'there but for the Grace of God and one hundred years.'
I've actually got a third article half-written, which addresses whether her martyrdom was worth it. As in, did it have any bearing at all on women finally getting the vote. As an historian and a woman, that was actually the most eye-opening discovery of last night's research.
It'll appear eventually. I don't want to put it out right now, else I'd end up flooding the front page with Suffragette articles. I learned my lesson with the vampires!
Achim - Ah! I can see the possibilities there. I've certainly got some political leaders and corporation CEOs to rant at; and some activists et al to praise. This style might work with historical figures too.
*several hours later* Like this?
That started off in here, but it got so long, I made an actual blog post. If it's any good, I could do stuff like that for Wizzley too.