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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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Steampunks NaNoWriMo?

Started by Madam D. Phryxus. Last reply by Philip Allan Brian Drew on Tuesday. 30 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

Writer's Block - What's the cure?

Started by Bryce Raffle. Last reply by The Contessa of Vintage on Sunday. 15 Replies

I wrote a whopping 255 words today.  My word count goal for Saturdays & Sundays is a modest 1000 words, which I can usually meet or exceed with relative ease.  Today, each and every one of those…Continue

Tags: block, writer's

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

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Comment by Steve Moore on November 13, 2014 at 1:50pm

Hello I am the author of ROYAL AMERICA available on Amazon Kindle by Steve Moore. In my novel the British retained America and did not go to India. They recruit native American's into regiments and I have Geronimo recruited into the Queen's Own Apache Rifles. Isambard Kingdom Brunel creates a ship canal and Air ships transport settlers to the west and British California (BC). Steampunk is the only genre that can cope with alternative history it seems..Best Steve 

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Comment by Colonel John Kenyon-CSA on November 5, 2014 at 10:14am

Hey, about to publish my first e-book (a screenplay).  Just waiting on the file to come back from the formatters.  Should be on smashwords within a week (knock wood).

Title: The Gray Ghosts:  The Curse of Atlantis

Tagline: A former Confederate cavalry raider and a former Confederate Spy are hired by a mysterious organization to save a California mining town from an 12,000 year old Atlantean vampire.

Comment by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 4:06pm

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!


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