Karen L. Syed
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Originality and the fear of failure

Started Feb 10, 2012 0 Replies

I am not a new reader to the genre, but I am a new writer to it. I penned the roughest of drafts of my first Steampunk novel for Nanowrimo 2010. Since then I have been horribly afraid of going back…Continue

 

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Originality and the fear of failure

I am not a new reader to the genre, but I am a new writer to it. I penned the roughest of drafts of my first Steampunk novel for Nanowrimo 2010. Since then I have been horribly afraid of going back to rewrite and edit.I am confident in the fashions, time period, and even settings, but I am concerned about my technical aspects. I am not an overly technical person, and therefore fear making huge mistakes. Someone said, read the genre and do what they do. Well, there again, I can't really use all…See More
Feb 10, 2012
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"Echelon Press is Seeking Steampunk Submissions http://tinyurl.com/7xbkshp Time is running out to submit. Theme: Classic fairy tales."
Feb 10, 2012
James Daniel Ross replied to Karen L. Syed's discussion Her Majesty's Mysterious Conveyance (Finally on Sale) Anthology in the group THE EMPORIUM
"Congrats on the release!"
Jan 22, 2012
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"Headed to Disney World. I love living in Orlando. Should consider working on Petticoat Junction, Steampunk doesn't write itself."
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Her Majesty's Mysterious Conveyance (Finally on Sale) Anthology

In an era when steam rules the sea and the skies, the monarchy struggles to maintain control. Across the lands, battles are fought for the sake of peace and love.Ten Thousand Yearsby Nick ValentinoPirate captain Maro and his crew have embarked on their most dangerous mission. To secure the release of his former army platoon…See More
Jan 22, 2012
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"wonderful blog! :D Glad you're a member of SWAG :D"
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Sarah Ahiers left a comment for Karen L. Syed
"Sigh. I meant "thanks""
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Sarah Ahiers left a comment for Karen L. Syed
"Thansk for the friend request! And also, Petticoat Junction is an awesome series title. Kudos!"
Dec 15, 2010
Lia Keyes left a comment for Karen L. Syed
"Welcome to the Guild, Karen! I'll be sending you in invitation to The Hellfire Club shortly. :)"
Dec 14, 2010
Ay-leen the Peacemaker left a comment for Karen L. Syed
"Greetings & thank you kindly for friending. Cheers, Ay-leen"
Dec 14, 2010
Ciar Cullen left a comment for Karen L. Syed
"Hi Karen, thanks for the hookup! I haven't really gotten going here yet, but I intend to after the holidays."
Dec 14, 2010

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http://echelonpress
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Introduce yourself!
Karen L. Syed is the president and COO of Echelon Press, LLC. Every day is a new success story for her as she continues to grow herself and her business. She has seen seven of her own novels published (writing as Alexis Hart), along with numerous articles and short stories. As a former bookstore owner, she garnered a nomination from Publishers Weekly for their Bookseller of the Year award. She is committed to helping and encouraging everyone she comes in contact with to seek a healthier and more positive quality of life by reaching for their dreams.

Her newest fascination has taken root in the Steampunk industry. This tremendously interesting genre based in the Victorian era is helping to feed a minor obsession with the time period. She is currently embarking on her own Steampunk series called Petticoat Junction. With more than a quarter of a century experience in the book industry, she hopes this one will propel her into the bestseller category. Time will tell.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
I've newly discovered genre. Love the reading, hope to hone my craft with writing aspect and interact with other experts and enthusiasts.
How did you hear about us?
@MikeCane on Twitter

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 5:55pm on December 6, 2010, Teagan Oliver said…
Hi Karen, glad to see you in Steampunk World! Hope you are well!
At 2:56pm on December 14, 2010, Ciar Cullen said…

Hi Karen, thanks for the hookup! I haven't really gotten going here yet, but I intend to after the holidays.

At 3:35pm on December 14, 2010, Ay-leen the Peacemaker said…

Greetings & thank you kindly for friending.

Cheers, Ay-leen

At 5:06pm on December 14, 2010, Lia Keyes said…

Welcome to the Guild, Karen! I'll be sending you in invitation to The Hellfire Club shortly. :)

At 11:44am on December 15, 2010, Sarah Ahiers said…

Thansk for the friend request! And also, Petticoat Junction is an awesome series title. Kudos!

At 11:45am on December 15, 2010, Sarah Ahiers said…

Sigh. I meant "thanks"

At 12:35am on July 26, 2011, Ray Dean said…
wonderful blog! :D Glad you're a member of SWAG :D

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