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petike [Essays from the AH.com Directory and AH.com board]
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 ==== Essays from the AH.com Directory and AH.com board==== ==== Essays from the AH.com Directory and AH.com board====
  
-  * **[[http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20090326082201/​http://​gateway.alternatehistory.com/​essays-set.html|"​Musings on..."​]]** - The essays of [[offtopic:​IAN|Ian Montgomerie]] about various popular AH concepts and plots. Includes musings on plausibility,​ problems with the use of exposition and evil empires in AH fiction, the tricks of writing about crosstime travel and contact between different timelines - and much more. Highly recommended.+
   * **[[http://​alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=180065|Colonizing America is Hard]]** - Discussion on plausibility problems with earlier or more easily succesful colonisation efforts in the Americas.   * **[[http://​alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=180065|Colonizing America is Hard]]** - Discussion on plausibility problems with earlier or more easily succesful colonisation efforts in the Americas.
   * **[[Principles of Geopolitical Forecasting]]**,​ courtesy of [[offtopic:​Jasen777]],​ [[offtopic:​LordMoogi]] and others   * **[[Principles of Geopolitical Forecasting]]**,​ courtesy of [[offtopic:​Jasen777]],​ [[offtopic:​LordMoogi]] and others
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   * **[[http://​www.anthonymayer.net/​ah/​writingGuide.html|So,​ You Want To Write A Timeline?​]]** at [[http://​www.anthonymayer.net/​index.html|Antony Mayer'​s site]]   * **[[http://​www.anthonymayer.net/​ah/​writingGuide.html|So,​ You Want To Write A Timeline?​]]** at [[http://​www.anthonymayer.net/​index.html|Antony Mayer'​s site]]
-  * **[[http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20090327131125/​http://​www.fortunecity.com/​business/​lauder/​1644/​altyhist.html|Problematic Aspects of Alternate History - Some Often Overlooked Considerations]]** by [[offtopic:​Grey Wolf]] (under the name "​Wolverine"​),​ published at the [[http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20090327131125/​http://​www.fortunecity.com/​business/​lauder/​1644/​altyhist.html|Infinity Wanderers site]] (archived via archive.org,​ an additional link to an AH.com backup is available [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showthread.php?​p=6283668#​post6283668|here]])+  * **[[http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20090327131125/​http://​www.fortunecity.com/​business/​lauder/​1644/​altyhist.html|Problematic Aspects of Alternate History - Some Often Overlooked Considerations]]** by [[offtopic:​Grey Wolf]] (under the name "​Wolverine"​),​ published at the [[http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20090327131125/​http://​www.fortunecity.com/​business/​lauder/​1644/​altyhist.html|Infinity Wanderers site]] (archived via archive.org,​ an additional link to an AH.com backup is available [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6283668|here]])
   * **[[http://​www.clockworksky.net/​fractions_of_ahs/​fractions_of_ahs.html|The Fractions of Perceptibly Different Alternate Timelines]]** at [[http://​www.clockworksky.net/​scifi_top.html|Tony Jones' sci-fi site]] (Some sciency thoughts on how many alternate timelines will be the same, from a human perspective.)   * **[[http://​www.clockworksky.net/​fractions_of_ahs/​fractions_of_ahs.html|The Fractions of Perceptibly Different Alternate Timelines]]** at [[http://​www.clockworksky.net/​scifi_top.html|Tony Jones' sci-fi site]] (Some sciency thoughts on how many alternate timelines will be the same, from a human perspective.)
  
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 **[[Alternate History Clichés]]** **[[Alternate History Clichés]]**
  
-**[[how_to_tl|HELP: How To Write A Timeline]]**+**[[how_to_write_a_timeline|HELP: How To Write A Timeline]]**
  
 **[[The Sliding Scale of Alternate History Plausibility]]** **[[The Sliding Scale of Alternate History Plausibility]]**
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