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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.

Mar
31
2014
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The ethics of splitting up a long book

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If a book is very long on purpose, it's not always a wise decision to split it up into two or more books.

Mar
26
2014
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Sur le Pont d’Avignon, On y Danse

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My review of the late Ida Vos's autobiographical middle grade historical, Dancing on the Bridge of Avignon, perhaps her darkest book.

Mar
20
2014
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“Oh brave new world that has such people in it”

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My review of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel Brave New World.

Mar
11
2014
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The Key Is Lost

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My review of the late Ida Vos's middle grade historical novel The Key Is Lost, set during World War II in the Netherlands.

Feb
28
2014
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When to Spin Off

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Sometimes a secondary character or storyline begs to be fleshed out into a spinoff series or book, but sometimes a spinoff isn't necessary.

Feb
20
2014
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Beware the surprise, full-blown character

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One of the worst mistakes to make is to suddenly introduce a fully-blown character with a fair bit of history with your other characters.

Feb
18
2014
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A Cute Midlife Autobiography

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My review of Micky Dolenz's very engaging autobiography, I'm a Believer.

Feb
11
2014
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Diseases and historical fiction, Part VI

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The final post in my series about diseases and health conditions you can use to help with bringing your historical world to greater life.

Feb
5
2014
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Diseases and historical fiction, Part V

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The fourth official installment of a series on common diseases and health ailments to consider including in your historical writing.

Feb
3
2014
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Diseases and historical fiction, Part IV

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The third official installment of a series on diseases and health conditions to consider including in your historical fiction.

Feb
3
2014
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Disease and historical fiction, Part III

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The second official installment of a series on common diseases and health ailments you may want to include in your historical fiction.

Jan
22
2014
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Disease and Historical Fiction, Part II

Written by Carrie-Anne

The first official installment of a series on some common diseases and health conditions every historical writer should be familiar with.

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