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Another Patron Reward Delivered!

The September Behind the Scenes Video for my Patreon supporters is now live. Thank you, all! Become a Patron!

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Adventures in Tintype

Three years ago I wrote a short story called ‘The Magic Lantern‘.  I revelled in the research as I’ve been a photography buff since highschool. (About every five years I contemplate setting up a darkroom…) I fell in love with tintype photography and now keep an eye out for them on my travels. I had…

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Down the Research Rabbit Hole…

I got excited on the weekend. I was catching up on some live chats by favourite authors and was reminded of some research books I had planned to get. I bought a copy of Timetables of History. I finally found a cheap copy so I can write my series’ alternate timelines in it. I know,…

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Aunt Enid in New Zealand…

I shared this video with my Patreon supporters when I was in New Zealand … learn more about the next Aunt Enid book. (warning: contains minor spoilers). If you would like to access more Behind the Scenes videos, then click to support me on Patreon. Become a Patron!

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The Little Things: Looking for one word.

A riveting plot is great, but it’s the characters that really make (or break) a story – their loves, their troubles, their journey make them complicated, interesting or (hopefully) lovable. There are many wasy to create characters. Some writers compile a list of traits, likes, dislikes, quirks, even eye colour.  Others consult the I-Ching or…

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Patreon Update

I’ve just shared a blog post preview with my patrons. https://www.patreon.com/KarenJCarlisle

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Steampunk Hands Around the World #1: Research Road Trip

A big part of my steampunk life is writing. I create alternative histories, with a twist and a touch of gadgetry.  My biggest tool is research. I make myself more familiar with historic facts and tiny details,  then change certain situations, extrapolate ramifications and create a new story. So stoke up the fire. Let loose…

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