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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.

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 clichés.

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.

May
14
2014
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The importance of a glossary (and other supplemental material) for historical and multicultural books

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Many historical and multicultural novels benefit from including a glossary, explanatory notes, appendices, and other back or front matter.

May
14
2014
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Regionalisms in your writing

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Some things to consider when writing characters from an area whose local vocabulary differs from your own.

May
5
2014
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Typography dos and don’ts

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A succinct run-down of the best fonts for text, headings, and title pages, plus fonts to avoid.

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.

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