Although I began writing stories as a child, it wasn't until the broadcasting of the BBC period drama, North and South, with the incredible Richard Armitage as John Thornton, that I decided to take the massive and very scary step of sharing my writing and the story I was writing based upon the characters but set in the present day over on the C19 message board.  The story was called Past & Present.  It was a romantic, modern day take written in the wonderful afterglow of this amazing series.  I know people who write say that their characters have a way of taking over and writing themselves - in the case of Past and Present this was certainly the case.  This story is definitely one that wrote itself.  As it is a story that has been around for a good few years now over on C19, it is probably not new for some people, but it remains very close to my heart and I thought I would finally put it here and keep it here now.         

A few months after completing Past & Present, I began to pen Fate & Circumstance - this time set in the period of the novel and adaptation. I chose to pick my particular continuation up from the time of the adaptation when Margaret visits the mill at the end and to go from there. As with P&P, the story will not be new for those who have already read it over on C19 over the years. I am currently re-reading the chapters of F&C which I first posted on the C19 message board with a view to following this story through to its completion at long last.




Sarah
  • JoinedNovember 2, 2010


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C19Jane C19Jane Jul 09, 2014 01:29PM
Hello!  Yes, my aim is to continue and finish F&C.  Unfortunately this past year has been particularly difficult with a lot of stressful situations coming at me at once and leaving me with very littl...
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