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The Court of the Air

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Ryan Feb 15, 2012. 4 Replies

I picked up a paperback copy of Steven Hunt's 'The Court of the Air' over the weekend, and I've spent the last four days reading it. It's one of the better books I've read in a while, and although I…Continue

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More off-topicness...a story of mine.

Started Mar 23, 2011 0 Replies

Just a link to a fanfiction of mine, check it out if you like. I've put about 6000 words up, and the comments are worth reading. …Continue

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Matt and Kim

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Ryan Mar 17, 2011. 2 Replies

Very off-topic, but then what is this forum for? A few days ago I found this band called Matt and Kim, and frankly I like them a lot. Unfortunately, no one else around me thinks anything of them, so…Continue

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John Graham replied to Helen Ryan's discussion Quick Question... in the group WORDSMITHS
"Not sure if you are still working on this novel or not.  The steam revolution in England was the Industrial Revolution if that is what you are referring to.  As for the word "Steampunk" I would use whatever comes naturally to…"
Feb 3, 2016
Helen Ryan replied to Helen Ryan's discussion The Court of the Air
"Well, it's been nearly a year since I read it, but I think it was worth the read. Wouldn't say the same for the kind of sequel, though."
Feb 15, 2012
Juniper replied to Helen Ryan's discussion The Court of the Air
"currently reading it, but it's one huge bit of a book. not so sure about it yet :/"
Feb 15, 2012
Helen Ryan replied to Sevan Taylor's discussion Call for Submissions- Penny Dread Volume One
"Yep, I had a short story published in the Penny Dread Anthology. I got a confirmation email within a few hours of submission, so it's a bit odd that you didn't...Are you sure you sent it to the right email address?"
Oct 31, 2011
Helen Ryan replied to John F. Montagne's discussion Name your SP pet peeve...
"Hm...goggles is a peeve for me, but my big one is random cogs and gears. Yes, I know this is steampunk and a story is usually classified as SP if it's got such things, but random gears on boots or hats? Really? It seems like an easy way in to…"
Oct 4, 2011
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"Wow, it's been a while. Hi guys..."
Oct 3, 2011
Lia Keyes replied to Helen Ryan's discussion The Court of the Air
"Thank you for this, Nell! I've heard mixed reviews of this book, but the premise is certainly intriguing enough to make me give it a go. I'm going to download it to my Kindle today!"
May 17, 2011
Nicole Ross replied to Helen Ryan's discussion The Court of the Air
"Thanks! The Court of the Air popped up on my Amazon recommendations list...I'll have to check it out."
May 17, 2011
Ray Dean replied to Helen Ryan's discussion Quick Question... in the group WORDSMITHS
"interesting question... and yeah... as with all fiction I go with the usual 'it depends'    not trustin my own fautly reasoning.. I popped over to http://www.etymonline.com/   "worthless person" (especially a…"
Apr 27, 2011
David Mark Brown replied to Helen Ryan's discussion Running Music List in the group SteamMusic
"I would add to this, Steam Powered Giraffe. I met these guys at Wild Wild West Con, and they are great, both live and via iTunes. I've been listening to their album while editing my latest MS. Good stuff."
Mar 30, 2011
Graham Russell replied to Helen Ryan's discussion The Cog is Dead! in the group SteamMusic
"Wow, these guys are pretty awesome! I really like them :)"
Mar 30, 2011
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Mar 30, 2011
Helen Ryan replied to Helen Ryan's discussion Red Lorry Yellow Lorry in the group SteamMusic
"Looking back on this it sounds even more bizarre. I have no idea what I was thinking...Still, comments?"
Mar 30, 2011
Helen Ryan replied to Graham Russell's discussion Ticking Clockwork-Chapeter 1 in the group Personal Writings of Every sort
"I like it. There were a few spelling errors, but besides that it's good. You established the story as Steampunk very quickly, which is good if you know exactly what you're writing. Look forward to reading more."
Mar 30, 2011
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"Welcome to SWAG! I wouldn't mind being a bookseller..."
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"Welcome to SWAG! Hope you find everything alright..."
Mar 29, 2011

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Introduce yourself!
Hey, I'm Nelly. I became interested in Steampunk a few years ago, when my aunt was writing a Steampunk version of a fairy tale. I've gradually learned about the Steampunk world, and its literature. Not long ago I came up with a decent plot line for a Steampunk/Alt. History novel, but I've had trouble writing it, so I'm reaching out to the Steampunk communities for help. So here I am.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
Advice for writing, and good old fashioned company.
How did you hear about us?
Matt Delman's 'Free the Princess' blog.

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 10:15pm on December 13, 2010, Lia Keyes said…

Welcome to the Guild, Nell!

At 10:31pm on December 13, 2010, Lia Keyes said…

I very much hope that even when we've grown that will still be the case! We're only four weeks old, but doing well so far. :)

At 7:00pm on December 14, 2010, Lia Keyes said…

I'm in the chat room if you want to natter...?


At 4:12pm on January 10, 2011, Caroline O'Sullivan-Jens said…
Thanks Nell!  I'm looking forward to nosing around & getting educated.
At 9:17pm on February 19, 2011, Nicole Ross said…
Thank you. They're just good old Ebay goggles. :)
At 9:40am on February 20, 2011, Misa Buckley said…
Thanks for the welcome :)

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