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The Aether Guild of Writers


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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Steampunks NaNoWriMo?

Started by Madam D. Phryxus. Last reply by Alice E Keyes on Monday. 28 Replies

Any other steampunks doing NaNoWriMo this year? This is my first year and I will be working on a steampunk fantasy novel I've had bashing around my brain for a while now. Continue

Tags: NaNoWriMo, fiction, writing

100 Words

Started by Philip Allan Brian Drew. Last reply by Philip Allan Brian Drew Oct 20. 7 Replies

We have had writing challenges involving key words (which I have enjoyed); and on other sites, I have done a challenge where you tell a story in only two sentences.   What I am suggesting us slightly…Continue

Tags: challenge, writing

Steampunk stories involving water

Started by The Contessa of Vintage. Last reply by The Contessa of Vintage Oct 7. 2 Replies

Good evening and happy Saturday night to all! I haven't posted any writing prompts in a bit so here goes: can't wait to read your steampunk short story/flash fiction efforts involving water. That's…Continue

Tags: water, fiction, steampunk


Started by John Walton. Last reply by Sela Carsen Oct 7. 3 Replies

Hi there as a matter of interest. What do you charge for a cover - you can reply to my 'Writing' email ThanksContinue

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Comment by Leslie Orton 18 hours ago

The Aether Chronicle #19:

"Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!!

Courtesans Armed with Deadly Fans Seek Justice!

Miss Amelia Owen Kibbey FOUND!!


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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 3:34pm

The Aether Chronicle #18:

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! 

Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

Amelia Own Kibbey Lost on Route to Prague!

The Lastest Seamswaddle by Tropple E. Armitage

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Comment by Leslie Orton on September 29, 2014 at 3:32pm

Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #17:

Anything Goes at the 10th Annual Steamship Races! Surprise Winner and Vows For Revenge!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on September 5, 2014 at 6:17pm

The Aether Chronicle #16:

New Fad of Being "Locked In" Captures London Thrill-Seekers!

Jack The Ripper Sightings Bring Strange Rescue! 

Explore the Foreign Delights of Distant Hungary!


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Comment by Leslie Orton on August 31, 2014 at 5:42pm

New Fad of Being “Locked In” Captures London Thrill-Seekers--Find Out More In The Next Edition of The Aether Chronicle!"

Comment by Basil Weeks and Cyril Tewksbury on August 30, 2014 at 9:42am

Hullo, Robin, and welcome!

Comment by The Contessa of Vintage on August 30, 2014 at 7:25am

Welcome Robin!

Comment by Rey Otis on August 30, 2014 at 3:44am

Hullo Robin Herne! Welcome

Comment by Robin Herne on August 30, 2014 at 2:18am

Hello, I'n new to this community and steampunk in general. I've published in other genres, but not tried writing steampunk (yet). Just thought I'd say hello.

Comment by Leslie Orton on August 16, 2014 at 7:32am

Mr. Walton,

That is so clever! That is a wonderful suggestion, particularly if I could use some sort of tune recognition software that would allow the song to be played on the page of The Chronicle! "Steampunking" up the tunes—that has some delightful possibilities!




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