Survivers of Sodom and Gomorrah.

by Norma Jean
(Romania )

Hello there, I'm attempting to write a story of two men (one of them is a teenager, but, regardless.) who escape from Sodom when basically all hell breaks loose.

One man is of Roman descendent, and the other is an Arabic.

With their city gone, they find no other choice as to pack up and hit the road, attempting to find their way to Rome.

Now, my question is how would I organize this all? The Roman is a cripple, having to walk with a cane due to a limp leg so that would surely be a conflict, but this would be the first idea I follow thru with.

I would really appreciate some help on how to better organize their story, and journey of course.

Answer: You might start with some of the articles on my site...

There are plenty more that should help you organize your plot, but these will get you started. Have a look around.

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Apr 21, 2013
Should do some research on the time period
by: Anonymous

When writing a historical novel, it is quite important to have a factual basis for your story. You mention that one of the men is a Roman. There were no Romans in that time period which may turn people off from your story.

Apr 20, 2014
by: Anonymous

If you need some help with the time of Sodom and Gomorrah, here is the Wikipedia article:

The Romans had not yet become an Empire at that stage and Rome was created (with some dispute) about 700 BC. Nobody is certain when exactly Rome came into being.

The Romans came from a mixed background of Italic, Etruscan and Greek influence. There are many other racial and ethnic backgrounds, but these are the more prominent. If you want more information on these peoples, I would check the Rome Wikipedia page.

There is a fair amount of debate whether Sodom and Gomorrah actually existed. Geologists cannot find any evidence of a natural disaster in the areas that they believe Sodom and Gomorrah were believed to exist. However, there is some discussion as to earthquakes having happened between 2100 and 1900 BC. The timing of the cities destruction is placed roughly around that time.

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