I am working on a new series of steam punk stories for children, set in Victorian London, and I am having trouble with the main character. I am trying to create a history for him and am struggling with two possible scenarios.
So, for my next steam punk adventure story, I have a gentleman explorer who finds a floating kingdom with a terrible weapon, but I need to decide on one of three different scenarios: a solar powered stone left over from a lost civ. that can scorch the earth, a storm machine, or the mythical phoenix , which has been captured and caged for centuries, but again could be released and used as a weapon. Who wants to weigh in?
So, we all know how hard it is to find a good villain. My problem is, I have too many. The current story has an Atlantis with a twist story...and the search for a earth shattering super weapon, but what I want to know is, which seems more appropriate, a Master or disguise type villain with a mechanical henchman, bent on world domination of course, or the head of a mercenary group, looking to hold the world ransom. Thoughts?
Greetings all, with many happy returns of the day. I am a science writer who has recently been drawn into the wonderful world of Steampunk. I have spoken with a number of friends experimenting with Steampunk, and they say that the genre is actually undefinable--a bit fantasy, sci-fi meets history, alternate timelines dealing with social issues. For the most part, I get it, but I am having a devil of a time trying to decide on appropriate story scenarios to open my series of YA novels…Continue