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Darren Hanton
Somewhere on the east coast of England.
Freelance Writer and Business Consultant.
Interests: travel, reading, cycling, wildlife conservation, kayaking and i love playing settlers of catan.
Recent Activity
5th North American Conference | Event | Historical Novel Society. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Darren Hanton
What did Revolutionary War soldiers have in their pockets? Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Darren Hanton
Adrienne Alison and Brian Cooley with their respective designs for a War of 1812 monument to be erected on Parliament Hill: The two finalists in the design competition were unveiled on Wednesday. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at Darren Hanton
You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different. Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Darren Hanton
Fifth son of the old Chief Smoke (1774–1864). American Horse (Iron Plume) was a minor headman of the Oglala Lakota during the Plains Indian wars of the last half of the 19th century. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Darren Hanton
Erskine Allin was to give his name to a design of breech loading rifle that in time would come to revolutionise the US Army and its combat ability. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Darren Hanton
The conservation status of the Jaguar has been officially set as "near threatened". Work being done in Costa Rica may provide valuable answers to their recovery. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Darren Hanton
To say the last three months have been a little crazy would be an understatement to say the least. I have experienced every emotion possible, and a few that I'm not even sure I can name. Emotionally drained and physically exhausted, but 'as happy as a dog with two tails'. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Scapple is the software equivalent of how I work out my rough ideas on paper. (If I didn't hate the word "brainstorming" so much, I'd probably call it brainstorming software.) When I'm in the early stages of any project, whether that's a writing project or a software project, I tend... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 18, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Working from the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica, Professor Eduardo Carrillo, conservationist and authority on one of the world's most secretive big cats - The Jaguar. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Darren Hanton
A 30-Day Novel-Writing Challenge starts tomorrowWant to join our 30-day novel-writing challenge?Join now.via www.fabfreelancewriting.comWant to Write a Kindle Novel? Join the ChallengeYou'll receive my 32-page PDF ebook, Write Genre Novels (Commercial Fiction) For Fun And Profit completely free.With 30 days of motivation and inspiration, you'll get your ebook written, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 1, 2012 at Darren Hanton
The Harwich Redoubt forms part of England's remaining east coast Martello tower fortifications, built as a defence against a possible attack from Napoleon's forces. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Originally, the Alamo was the Church of the Mission of San Antonio de Valero, a fortified settlement established by the Spaniards in the eighteenth century for the education of the local Native Americans. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Darren Hanton
The Paiute Indians (pronounced "PIE-ute"), a Great Basin tribe belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Sitting at my desk day-after-day researching, writing, and surfing the internet for facts, can literally suck the very creativity from you until only a human husk remains. A slight exaggeration perhaps, but a person’s creativity sometimes needs to be coaxed or cajoled back into place. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Adams & Company was a banking and express delivery company set up on the East coast. Originally known as The New York & Boston Express Company, they established themselves as Adams & Company in 1841. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Peter Firmin (who has an uncanny resemblance to Bernard Cornwell), born 1928 in Dovercourt, Harwich. Created iconic children's television programmes: Bagpuss, The Clangers, Noggin the Nog, and Ivor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Darren Hanton
In 1598, through fear of forced colonization, the Acoma attacked an expedition of Spanish soldiers, killing 11 of them, including the nephew of Juan de Onate u Salazar, an influential Spanish explorer. The Spanish retaliation was swift and ruthless, culminating in the destruction of the Acoma settlement, and the death of some 700 Acoma. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Darren Hanton is now following Writing Spirit
Jun 28, 2012
Comparing different companies could gain you the equivalent of up to £428 extra a year on the average £25,000 pension pot, according to a recent survey. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Absarokee is the Indian name for Crow Indians. Crow Indians are a tribe belonging to the siouan language family who are related to the Hidasta and the Mandan. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Chronological order of events during the last hours of the battle of Little Big Horn. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Abbott, Downing & Company built a variety of stagecoaches from their plant at Concord, New Hampshire. Their most famous coach was the Concord Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at Darren Hanton
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 25, 2012 at Darren Hanton
It can only be the Harwich Festival of the Arts! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Darren Hanton