Always the Land

Diane Haugen WhiskeyCreek@wcdd.com 1346026504251

MEMOIR

Early 20th Century

Diane Haugen

Logline

This book tells a story of my uncle, Dale Goldsmith, and his lifelong relationship to a land that many see as worthless. The short grass prairie is a vast sea of what looks to outsiders to be decidedly empty space. For those who love this land, however, there is much to “see.” That seeing, though, takes a careful eye, a quiet introspection, a strength to look within and see the common thread that ties us all to the landscape without.

Genre

Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Central North Dakota

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

After my uncle Dale’s death, I returned to the farm where I’d spent many summers in order to sort through his possessions. The sheer volume of historical artifacts I found was staggering and told a remarkable story of survival.

Ending Description

Land in spirit untamable, in essence unnamable, beyond the comprehension of counters of officially significant things. In spirit, transcending everyday life, becoming an overarching vastness finding an outward and powerful expression in a magnificant land of little worldly significance.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Dale

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Selfless, Uneducated, Complex, Faithful, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Milton

Age: 86

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Adventurous, Modest, Religious

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Logline

This book tells a story of my uncle, Dale Goldsmith, and his lifelong relationship to a land that many see as worthless. The short grass prairie is a vast sea of what looks to outsiders to be decidedly empty space. For those who love this land, however, there is much to “see.” That seeing, though, takes a careful eye, a quiet introspection, a strength to look within and see the common thread that ties us all to the landscape without.

Short Summary

After my uncle Dale’s death, I returned to the farm where I’d spent many summers in order to sort through his possessions. The sheer volume of historical artifacts I found was staggering and told a remarkable story of survival.


Land in spirit untamable, in essence unnamable, beyond the comprehension of counters of officially significant things. In spirit, transcending everyday life, becoming an overarching vastness finding an outward and powerful expression in a magnificant land of little worldly significance.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Dale

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Selfless, Uneducated, Complex, Faithful, Honorable

Character 1

Name: Milton

Age: 86

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Adventurous, Modest, Religious

Supplemental Materials

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