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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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Where I Write

Started by Bryce Raffle. Last reply by Philip Allan Brian Drew on Thursday. 3 Replies

Blimprider recently posted a discussion entitled Why I Write.  I thought I'd post a follow-up discussion.  It's a pretty simple one.  Location location location.Well, I live in the very beautiful…Continue

Why I Write

Started by Blimprider. Last reply by Blimprider Aug 19. 6 Replies

         I am asked fairly frequently, given all the writers' sites that I hang out on, what makes me do it.  Non-writers may genuinely want to know, or they may want some ammuntion to use against…Continue

Tags: motivations


Started by The Contessa of Vintage. Last reply by Philip Allan Brian Drew Aug 18. 4 Replies

Good afternoon ladies and gents...I am a little late in my duties here but welcome to your newest writing challenge. Two nouns; two verbs. GO!!!  Continue

Tags: mollycoddle, Tuesday, marble, challenge, writing

The Mason Jar Man writing challenge...

Started by The Contessa of Vintage. Last reply by Sela Carsen Aug 13. 14 Replies

Good morning Steampunkers,Here is your weekly writing challenge...flash, scene, snippit...whatever you like. What do you get for the prompted theme of "the mason jar man"?Any takers? Continue

Tags: theme, flash, fiction, challenge, writing

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Comment by Leslie Orton yesterday

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 Saturday

Hullo, Robin, and welcome!

Comment by The Contessa of Vintage on Saturday

Welcome Robin!

Comment by Rey Otis on Saturday

Hullo Robin Herne! Welcome

Comment by Robin Herne on Saturday

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!



Comment by John Walton on August 16, 2014 at 6:43am

That comment was to add to Leslie Orton's request.

Comment by John Walton on August 16, 2014 at 6:42am

I lit the spark at my local writers group by taking a song I liked and in 1000 words fleshed it out, using some lines from the song, and then put it to them to identify the song.  Now others have started doing it. I know not all the songs (most) are steampunk but that does not mean they cannot be steampunked.

Comment by Leslie Orton on August 15, 2014 at 5:38pm

Jack The Ripper Strikes!

Jack The Ripper—Man or Demon?

Find out in this edition of The Aether Chronicle!


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Comment by Leslie Orton on August 11, 2014 at 7:37am

Attention, all members of The Guild of Writers!

This is Leslie Orton, editor of the online Steampunk newspaper The Aether Chronicle. I am looking for something unique to add to each edition of The Chronicle—a puzzle, or word jumble, or riddle perhaps? Maybe even a regular writing challenge of some kind. I am drawing a blank on what sort of fun little novelty this should be. So I put the question to you all: what do you think? Do you think something like that would be well received? And what sort of puzzle/challenge should it be?

The person who suggests the best possible answer will certainly be featured in The Chronicle for their brilliance, if they so choose!


Leslie Orton


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