Meanwhile, a poor middle-aged soldier from the forgotten western plains of Spain landed on the Pacific Coast of South America. Francisco Pizarro had recruited a hundred ragtag, armored conquistadors to seek their fortune in the New World. He'd bet his life and dreams on the rumors of a wealthy empire nested in the Andes.
In a grave coincidence, Pizarro and Atahualpa's forces stumbled upon each other outside of the small town of Cajamarca. As Pizarro and his men hid behind their cannons in the shadows, Atahualpa and his best warriors entered the town square to make contact with these foreigners. What follows is the true story ambush, murder, ambition, politics, and glory that brought an empire to its knees.
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About the Author
While the digital revolution has produced the potential for a new storytelling democracy controlled by We the People, it is, too often, just that: untapped potential.
Peachill proposes nothing less than a storytelling revolution.
The potential is already there. We can bypass the traditional gatekeepers through crowdsourcing and online marketplaces. We can share and be challenged by ideas from across the world through social media. Everywhere we look, technology empowers us to think for ourselves and share our ideas and stories with the world. So isn't it ironic (don't you think?), or weird, or backwards that those who tell the stories and control how those stories are published and shared have remained pretty much the same?
But here's the good stuff: what the digital revolution has done is brought us closer together. Friends and neighbors can more easily than ever gather around the digital campfire to share stories and, thus, understand a difficult world. We can get connected with the best and brightest who share our questions and our passions - and who can help answer our questions or make our idea a reality.
Despite these changes, the way we tell and find stories remains distinctly undemocratic. We are capable of so much more.
At Peachill, we believe in the power and relevance of every voice. We want to live in a world where the best stories not only find an audience but are improved by the community that springs up around them. Peachill is a place where storytelling is democratic - open to everyone and where the best ideas prosper because the community wants them to. It is where every good story finds the support and professional resources it needs to succeed. We do this with the belief that if we empower people and partner in creativity, powerful books and journalism stories will result. We believe that passionate individuals can accomplish great things - but together we can create something extraordinary.
Peachill is not a publishing platform, Peachill is a storytelling revolution.