September 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Why aren't there more good steampunk movies out there?

I've been wondering this for a while. Is it because the few Steampunkish films released have done really poorly, like the Wild Wild West, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, or because Hollywood just hasn't caught on to how cool a well articulated Steampunk film could be?



Bloodrunsclear created this fake Weird West movie trailer by chopping up other films.…

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Added by Mark Fenger on September 29, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

A Blank page

Why is a blank page so frighting?  Is it the fact that the entire universe is held with in that empty space and I'm fearful of not doing it justice or am I finding excuses? So I sit here with a million thoughts and a whole stack of blank pages and nothing seems right.  Why is that?

Added by Erin Dees on September 28, 2011 at 11:08pm — 4 Comments

Steampunk Tuesdays!

Hey all!  I made a decision a few weeks back that I would blog about Steampunk awesomeness on Tuesdays over at my blog.  What makes this decision extra interesting is I had no idea the hashtag created by Nancy Overbury #SteamTuesdays already existed.  Evidently Tuesday is the Steampunkiest day of the week.

 

In any event, I neglected to share this new plan here, and so, now I will.

 

Here are the…

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Added by Adrienne Kress on September 27, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments

Air for Fire - short story for Kindle

I've published my short story "Air for Fire" as a Kindle title here. It's about 4,500 words, and is a steampunk take on the life and death of Hypatia, an historical figure with whom every steampunker should be well familiar... I've posted an excerpt on my blog…

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Added by D. L. Major on September 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Plot-Expanding Power of Consequences

Reposted from my blog at liakeyes.com 



Have you ever started writing a novel or short story but lost impetus after the opening act, unsure what should happen next, but sensing that the arc you pre-planned doesn’t work for some mysterious reason? Then maybe you need to take another look at what your protagonist does after the incident that gets the story started.

 

We…

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Added by Lia Keyes on September 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Can You Teach Creative Writing?



Originally posted on my Steampunk blog: Nicholas L. Garvery



Lately I noticed lots of people on Twitter talking about…

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Added by Nicholas L. Garvery on September 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

The Journey begins!

Two weeks holiday from now! JEPEEEEH!

Apart from moving to our new lakeshore house which i hardly can't await, there hopefully will be time for writing, constructing, sharing information with you about what and who is going on in the City of Ore.

 

In the upcoming posts, I will focus on a few important characters, their stories behind as well as the role they play.

You certainly will be confused, especially when I take things for granted, which you cannot put into…

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Added by Philipp Ahrens aka Volahastre on September 10, 2011 at 2:05am — No Comments

Sneak Peek Chapter Three

Sneak Peek Chapter Three…

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Added by Winfield H. Strock III on September 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My first time planning a novel - a great adventure itself!

Well, finally here it is: My first blog post on S.W.A.G., even my first blog post ever!

Feels good :-)

As I mentioned, I started working on my first steampunk novel a few weeks ago, even my first novel ever (hmm, bad style boy, using the same phrase as above ...; HA! Who cares? I am no English native speaker. Can do better in German.)

Back to the point.

During the last year I had to travel twoandahalfhours (I know, I could use plain numbers to express that ...) by…

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Added by Philipp Ahrens aka Volahastre on September 7, 2011 at 12:37pm — 3 Comments

Call for Submissions: KnightWatch Press - Machina Mortis

"Machina Mortis: Steampunk'd Tales of Terror" 

 

Working Title: "Machina Mortis: Steampunk'd Tales of Terror" 

Publisher: KnightWatch Press

Edited by: Ryan Miller 

Release Date: TBA

 

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR:

  • short stories from 4000 - 10,000 words
  • MUST be VERY 'steampunk'-ish, mixed with elements of…
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Added by David Shires-KnightWatch Press on September 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Kickstarter Video!

 

And the donation site: Project Link

Added by Shawn W Stephens on September 5, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Clockwork soul

I am a clockwork soul.

 

I am not a big clanging machine, some rusty contraption that screams under pressure. That is not me.

 

There are those souls that favor the loud noises, screaming speakers and driving thumping bands. These are the engineers of our steampunk universe;

 

down in the bowls of the airship, feeding the fires of the boilers, the steamfitters and welders. Oh how I love them, they live life with such energy and passion it is a wonder…

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Added by Johnny R. White on September 5, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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