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Speaking On Steampunk At The Library Of Congress, November 1, 2012

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to mention that I'll be speaking at the Library Of Congress on November 1, 2012. If any of you happen to live near Washington D.C., I'd love to see you there. The subject of my speech is steampunk, so hopefully it'll be fun.

Also, to catch people up, my latest books are DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON "They" Are Watching Us! This is now Number #1 on the Amazon Kindle Best Seller List for its genres, and has been for about two months now. And…

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Added by Rob Shelsky on August 21, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Successful Writing, Whether For Steampunk Or Otherwise

Successful Writing, Whether For Steampunk Or Otherwise

Editors, Publishers, And The Fine Art Of Compromise

 

 

Successful writing is not easy. As authors, we already know this much. And, of course, there are a number of factors in being a successful writer. Included among these is a willingness to edit and cut your work as needed. This last means you have to be willing to be an…

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Added by Rob Shelsky on November 12, 2011 at 4:33pm — 4 Comments

Holiday Question: Do We Have Moral Obligations As Writers Of Steampunk?

Morality—this is a tricky issue, but specifically with regard to the subject in the sense of morality plays, as in good versus evil, bad guys/girls versus good guys/girls. Steampunk, as a genre, relies particularly heavily on this sort of interaction in its plots, but then so do most speculative genres to a great degree. Still, with Victorian settings so often prevalent in Steampunk tales, that particular time’s concepts of right and wrong, good versus evil, often have to figure very… Continue

Added by Rob Shelsky on October 7, 2011 at 9:11am — 4 Comments

SELLING YOURSELF AS AN AUTHOR

Selling Yourself As An Author

The Trials and Tribulations of Not Only Being an Author, but a Steampunk…
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Added by Rob Shelsky on October 1, 2011 at 8:00am — 18 Comments

THE AWESOME POWER OF STEAMPUNK--Rob Shelsky

Steampunk is gaining steam and lots of it. More and more, we science fiction and fantasy authors are being “pressured” to consider writing in this genre, to jump on that particular train (“locomotive?”). Why? Well, Steam­punk is spreading and in some rather incredible ways. And there is no point in getting “steamed” about all this, because Steampunk seems to be here to stay for the foreseeable future. Okay, so I’ve probably pushed the puns to death here, but let’s be… Continue

Added by Rob Shelsky on May 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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