So, you’re a steampunk fan and alternate history lover? You love to read these kind of stories, and of course you have certain expectations on how these stories should feel. Its all the more pleasing when the writer meets these expectations, but it’s not as easy as one might think to write an alternate history novel. In fact when you read a poorly written one or one with too much detail and history and not enough story you feel robbed and cheated.

You say to yourself, I just love these stories so much I want to write an alternate history, but how do I avoid these perils? How do I make my readers enjoy my ideas as much as I?? Have no fear, we’ve found this article Just For You!

 The past is another country “” but an alternate history is a whole new world. The best alternate histories can make you see the real history of our world in a whole new way, and make you realize that events that seem like they were inevitable… may not have been.

But an alternate history novel can easily turn into a disaster of historic proportions, if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are 10 writing mistakes that authors of alternate history fall into. We talked to some of our favorite alt-history authors, to find out what classic mistakes bother them. Here’s what they told us.

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