November 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Prometheus

In 2009, Ms. Canolli Capalini was sponsoring another writing contest in Second Life and I cranked out a 600 word short story on the theme of Victorian robotics/automatons/automatic men(or women(or children))/steampowered mechas/etcetera in about an hour. I did not win the contest but my story was republished in the online steampunk magazine "The Gatehouse Gazette", Issue 12, May… Continue

Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on November 28, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dialogues

In 2008, Ms. Canolli Capalini of New Babbage's R.F.Burton Library in Second Life sponsored a flash fiction contest of under 600 words for the theme of Steampunk TimeTravel and, in an hour or so I set down the first draft of a story I called "Dialogues". Some small editing and I submitted it to win two thousands dollars and my piece became the title of the published anthology.



Of course, this is in Second Life where the exchange… Continue

Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on November 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Deadlands RPG

One of the things that I have done to practice my wordcraft is to fictionalize my role playing game sessions. While it keeps me writing, it doesn't help me much with some of the more challenging technical aspects of writing such as pacing and plot. It has lead me to conclude that I might be better suited to collaborative writing where I do the "script" and someone else works out the plot.



My first such RPG novelization was a Klingon RPG session from college in the 80s based on a FASA… Continue

Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on November 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza recap

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Added by Gail Gray on November 24, 2010 at 3:57am — No Comments

Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza Part 2



So much more to say. So many highlights come back to me over and over as I reflect back on the Upstate Steampunk Con. First of all, Gypsey and…

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Added by Gail Gray on November 24, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

BLOG POST POLICY - PLEASE READ

     I'd like to request that the blog feature be used for instructional posts only, not self-promotion. If you'd like to showcase your work, please do so as a "new discussion" at The Emporium group.  An obvious advantage of this is that any publishing professionals scouting for talent will only have to look in one place, instead of seeking out…

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Added by Lia Keyes on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild is born!

Thank you for joining The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild, which is dedicated to furthering the development of the genre as a whole, and the interests of its members.



The success of a venture like this depends on the quality and passion of the membership, so I hope you will take a moment to add our badge to the side margin of your blogs and tweet vociferously until word gets out. I'd like to see a hot rush in the number… Continue

Added by Lia Keyes on November 9, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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