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The Aether Guild of Writers

A place for writers of the steampunk, gaslight and neo-victorian genres to discuss and share ideas, techniques and writings.

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Started by Bryce Raffle. Last reply by The Contessa of Vintage on Sunday. 5 Replies

Don't you just love it when books begin each chapter with a quote from a famous book or author?  I do, and have been collecting quotations for use in my own novel.  I've managed to round up a few…Continue

A Writer's Charter.

Started by Philip Allan Brian Drew Jan 19. 0 Replies

Being a discussion on whether writers of books which appear on electronic platforms should sign up to a charter; and what that charter should be. With this year being the eight hundredth anniversary…Continue

A strange writing challenge for strange people.

Started by Captain Edmund.T.Linnett. Last reply by Albrecht von Saarbruchen Jan 15. 2 Replies

Good day to you all my fellow wonderfully weird weavers of words. I post forth this message upon this cheerful day to invite any and all who wish to partake of -, shall we say 'delicious' writing…Continue

Tags: lemmings, resteraunt, sausages, marzipan, challenge

Resurrection: A Writing Challenge

Started by Philip Allan Brian Drew. Last reply by Captain Edmund.T.Linnett Jan 14. 3 Replies

I really enjoy some of the writing challenges which we occasionally get on Steampunk Empire, so here is one for you: something on the theme of resurrection, whether it is a short story, vignette or…Continue

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Comment by Leslie Orton on Saturday

              Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #22:

Burlesque Features European "Pony-Play!"

Scientific Community Refutes Professor’s Claim of Martian Life!

This Week in The Weekly Steamswaddle: An Unfortunate Invention


Comment by Steve Moore on January 1, 2015 at 8:36am

As I got a one star review I have reduced the price of my masterpiece ROYAL AMERICA to three dollars on Amazon Kindle. If you like it I desperate for a decent review! Best Steve

Comment by Leslie Orton on December 28, 2014 at 10:48am

The Aether Chronicle is Searching For A New Feature Writer! Contact Leslie Orton, Editor, For Details.

Comment by jenny jobe on December 21, 2014 at 12:31am

I have begun my living book or game as it stands. I'm using this as a test platform to engage readers and enthusiasts. The premise is dear to my heart and I encourage any feedback. If you wish to play the game, let me know and I will get you started in this complex universe of time travel and heroism.

Comment by Mark Lingane on December 18, 2014 at 12:15am

Some exciting news: Decay, the second book in my Steampunk series the Tesla Evolution has been chosen by UK's respected review site, the Bookbag, as one of the top ten self published books of 2014.

Hot on the heels of being awarded runner-up in the SelfPublishingReview's Full Moon 2014 Science Fiction Awards.


Comment by jenny jobe on December 13, 2014 at 10:25am

I have been working on a novel for about twenty years or so about a world broken in time. I refer to it as the Convergence. This entails several time lines coming together in a single universe, a parallel that is, a mash up of the 19th century melding into an uncertain future ruin.

I have executed this story in several genre but found Steampunk more fitting. It allows the flexibility of evirons and backward technology to come to life in a mixed up future-past setting.

The characters are equally compelling and rather complex knowing that they have been uprooted from their original time line, 1889 to which the story originates. These people are known as the Anachronist whilst the others are the Transience or Travelers ( only a few can actually traverse the ribbons of time.)

I am looking for expert advice or advice in general to allow this to be a thoughtful and compelling slant on speculative fiction. I am thankful for any advise. I have been to the various author related groups and found them interesting and appreciative of any ideas.

This story means a lot to me and even so I had turned it into a game years ago in its early stages called the Sojourner.

I hope to hear from anyone concerning this development, thanks.

Comment by Philip Allan Brian Drew on December 11, 2014 at 6:29am

To Severina Evora: Stories have appeared on this site before - the wonderful Contessa of Vintage has suggested themes for stories written by other people on this site. Or it could be on your page. Or you could start a new discussion, I suppose. Or you could always build your own Wordpress site  - as I have done - and provide links from Steampunk Empire.

Comment by Ivy Severine Evora on December 8, 2014 at 7:37pm

So I have a n00b question, I have an idea of a short story I want to write and share with you beautiful people...but I have no idea where to post it. Would it be better to post it as I blog on my page or is there a story forum? 

Please help me out, I'm new to the site. Thank you!

Comment by Colonel John Kenyon-CSA on December 4, 2014 at 11:33am

I want to apologize.  Something went wrong with publishing my screenplay.  Somehow it's only fifteen pages long when it's supposed to be a full feature length screenplay.  I need to find out what went wrong.

Comment by Leslie Orton on November 23, 2014 at 7:42am

The Aether Chronicle #20

England Builds The Library of the Future! Books Not To Be Read For 1000 Years!

Life on Mars? One Man Thinks So and is Preparing For INVASION!


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