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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

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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

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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

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