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Orphans of the Celestial Sea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Fenger Oct 8, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi all, it's been a while since I've been on here. Good to see that SWAG is still going strong.I've started up a new free web-serial, called, Orphans of the Celestial Sea. It follows the adventures…Continue

Good Plotting Tip from Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sevan Taylor May 30, 2012. 2 Replies

It seems almost stupidly obvious, but I've never seen it phrased this way before. Between scenes, insert the words, "And then..." if they fit, something is wrong with your scene. They suggest that,…Continue


Started Sep 8, 2011 0 Replies

Hi all, it's been a while since I swung by SWAG. I just thought I'd stop by to let you all know that after eight months of writing, editing and querying Aetherstorm, I've landed an agent. Regina…Continue

Blog editing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lia Keyes Jun 22, 2011. 3 Replies

Heya, maybe this is the wrong place to mention it, but I noticed a little bug on blog editing. There picture I originally posted to my blog here was copied from my blogger post and the quality was…Continue


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Chapter 1, Orphans of the Celestial Sea

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments




Why Steampunk?

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:53am 0 Comments

I first learned about Steampunk many years ago, when issue #4 of Girl Genius had just hit the stands. My brother is an avid comic collector and he encouraged me to read them. I found them really cool, but at the time I was busy with many other things, and the whole idea of Steampunk got put on a back-burner in my mind.

A little over a year ago, I… Continue

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

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

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.…


Character Thoughts

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 3 Comments

Characters are the motive force behind any good story. You can have the most amazing plot, world building, write the snappiest dialogue and create prose that makes editors shrug and say, "I have nothing to say", but if the characters are flat and lifeless the…


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At 8:13pm on June 9, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Welcome to the Guild, Mark!
At 9:59am on June 14, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
So grateful for your wonderful post on Hooks! Looking at the sutures of the previous post for a week or more has left me traumatized. It was time for a change, and you gave us value-packed info. Thank you.

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