The heyday of the Western was undoubtedly in the period from Tom Mix to Sergio Leone but the genre continues to be popular. There are still many who love the high-octane combination of romance, grit, adventure and drama that a good Western can provide. Once the Hollywood anachronism of ‘Cowboys and Indians’ was shot to pieces, storytellers were able to concentrate on creating some superlative ‘bad guys’ (which is what everyone loves reading about, after all).
So, could you do the same? Could you capture the true Wild West and make it come alive with tales of hold-ups, train robberies, rustling, gold-prospecting, the wars with the Native Americans etc?