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Undead Press... taking the word 'edit' to a whole new (evil) level...

Started May 16, 2012 0 Replies

Apparently  Tony G.(?) has been doing this with various different 'publishing' companies he's come up with for several years.  …Continue

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Name your SP pet peeve... or something you love about Steampunk

Started this discussion. Last reply by John F. Montagne Oct 5, 2011. 7 Replies

Just curious as to what everyone in this fine community would list - which will probably be of assistance in our writings.  I'm speaking of SP clichés, not tropes.  But therein lies some of the…Continue

Calling for steampunk submissions!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Grey Jun 30, 2011. 13 Replies

The Flagship is doing a steampunk edition (http://steampod.org/), and the staff editor,  Philip Carroll, told me that they haven't received near the…Continue

 

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John F. Montagne replied to Scott Lewis's discussion 'Ello!
"Sounds pretty cool Scott - would love to give the finished work a read..."
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Undead Press... taking the word 'edit' to a whole new (evil) level...

Apparently  Tony G.(?) has been doing this with various different 'publishing' companies he's come up with for several years.  http://lincolncrisler.info/?p=1111http://mandydegeit.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/when-publishing-goes-wrong-starring-undead-press/Just thought I'd throw it out here to get other writer's thoughts on the matter and as…See More
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"I'll take that two cents Dryden.  We're on the same page."
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John F. Montagne commented on dave bartram's blog post Long time...
"You would be a damn fool to ignore them, indeed.  Dead words?  So be it.  It's like a war in that respect... you'll have to expect some causalities.   I applaud your post, and fully agree."
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John F. Montagne replied to John F. Montagne's discussion Name your SP pet peeve... or something you love about Steampunk
"Yeah - I don't know whether he did it for my benefit or not... as I've never lost my accent despite living here for some time.  But I've come to find out the term is still used in that area (I live on the opposite end of town),…"
Oct 5, 2011
Lia Keyes replied to John F. Montagne's discussion Name your SP pet peeve... or something you love about Steampunk
"Oh, how I miss London cabbies!"
Oct 5, 2011
John F. Montagne replied to John F. Montagne's discussion Name your SP pet peeve... or something you love about Steampunk
"Eh eh eh!  Yeah!  Was waiting to see who was going to bring up that one!  For instance, "The Difference Engine" - don't get me wrong, fantastic SP novel in my opinion, and for the most part their speech wasn't near…"
Oct 5, 2011
dave bartram replied to John F. Montagne's discussion Name your SP pet peeve... or something you love about Steampunk
"I'm with you on the goggles, but I think the thing I dislike the most is faux-dickensian writing. You can imply idiom without trying to make it sound like you've just written Oliver Twist. Oh, that, and mockney (mock cockney)…"
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Introduce yourself!
Hello! Like many here, I have a love affair with science fiction, going so far as to have focused my graduate research in speculative fiction years ago. I was born in the American midwest, have moved about the globe a fair bit though now reside in London.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
Others with the same interests - bounce some ideas around, perhaps make a few friends.
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At 3:30pm on June 23, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Delighted to have you with us, John. Welcome to the Guild!
At 9:23am on August 22, 2011, Bill Tillman said…
At 3:43pm on August 23, 2011, John F. Montagne said…
Love that "SplitDecision" Bill!  Pure steampunk zaniness featuring a lovely lady - sweeeeet.
At 12:18pm on October 5, 2011, dave bartram said…
Happy to, anytime I'm around.

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