What do you want to see on this blog?

This upcoming September will mark the second anniversary of Corsets, Cutlasses, & Candlesticks! While we love sharing our joy of historical fiction—and writing in general—with everyone, we do, admittedly, sometimes run out of ideas for post topics.

Here’s your chance to have a say on the site’s content. In the comments section or in the anonymous form below, please let us know what types of posts you would like to see on this site in the future. If you’re a frequent reader of the blog and have a favorite post from the past, please tell us which one you particularly enjoyed.

Thank you so much for your help!

Warmest wishes,
The Corsets, Cutlasses, & Candlesticks Crew


About Cat Winters

Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee, and a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013. Her second novel, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, is a 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project Nominee and a 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee. Her upcoming books include THE UNINVITED (William Morrow/2015) and THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY (Amulet Books/2016), and she’s a contributor to the 2015 YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS. Cat lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. Visit her online at http://www.catwinters.com.

4 thoughts on “What do you want to see on this blog?

  1. What can I say? Cats in conquistador helmets? Suffragettes on the moon? I’m totally there. You write it, I’ll read it and leave a comment. I love this blog.

  2. I’m also a huge fan of this blog, even though I don’t often comment. You’re doing great! I’d love to see more specifics on writing historical fiction from time to time, which is what I do. Research sources, tips on dialogue for dated time periods (and when it’s okay to not be too authentic so it doesn’t sound stilted), and anything else–tropes/cliches to avoid, advice on prologues (do or don’t or when they’re okay), tips on writing historical series…just basically how historical fiction differs from writing in other genres and what help you can share. I realize this is a blog for all kinds of people, not just writers to enjoy, but I’d love a blog post here and there tailored to writers and with writing advice. 🙂

  3. Kathryn Purdie made some great suggestions! 🙂 I enjoy it all, even though I don’t comment as often either.

  4. Cat Winters says:

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We’re taking all comments seriously as we plan our upcoming calendars. We appreciate your help!

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