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Carrie-Anne

For almost 20 years, my almost-exclusive writing focus has been 20th century historical. I write about various age groups, but have always considered myself first and foremost a historical writer, not someone defined by modern-day age-based categories.

Feb
23
2015
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Lessons learnt from an attempted dual timeline story

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Some lessons to be learnt from a first draft with dual timeline stories, applicable far beyond just this particular manuscript.

Feb
23
2015
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How to salvage an old idea or manuscript

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Some suggestions on how to salvage an old story idea or manuscript written at a much earlier stage of your writing development.

Feb
23
2015
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Lessons learnt from an old unfinished play

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Some lessons to be gleaned from an old unfinished project, which can be applied to anyone's writing.

Jan
7
2015
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Writing a hemophiliac character

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Advice and suggestions for creating a character with hemophilia, a disease many people know of, but don't really know about.

Dec
15
2014
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Writing an arm amputee character

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Some helpful suggestions to keep in mind if one of your characters is an arm amputee.

Dec
10
2014
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Suggestions for Writing Alternative History

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Some suggestions on how to make your alternative history fresh and compelling, beyond overdone clich├ęs.

Dec
4
2014
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How to Write an Eastern Orthodox Character

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Some important things to keep in mind when writing a story featuring Eastern Orthodox characters.

Nov
29
2014
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Lucy Stoners in Your Writing

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How to accurately depict women who keep their birth surnames. Women in many countries also traditionally retain their names.

Jul
10
2014
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Advice for writing a book set in New York City

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Some advice for using the popular New York City setting, either historical or contemporary.

Jun
17
2014
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Make your characters anti-ciphers!

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It's so important to have a wide variety of characters, not only write about people exactly like you, or base every character on yourself.

Jun
16
2014
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Designing your own cover (if you must)

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Some advice for artists who want to design their own book covers. Don't try this if you have little or no art experience or talent!

Jun
13
2014
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What makes a gimmick?

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A run-through of some of the most common gimmicks found in writing, and why they should generally be avoided.

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