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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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Writing Accents and Dialects in Steampunk

Started by Bryce Raffle. Last reply by Philip Allan Brian Drew Dec 11. 11 Replies

Writing Accents and Dialects in Steampunk...Thoughts, instructions, tools, blogs, or opinions on the above?Continue

Steampunk stories involving water

Started by The Contessa of Vintage. Last reply by The Contessa of Vintage Nov 22. 4 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

Steampunks NaNoWriMo?

Started by Madam D. Phryxus. Last reply by Philip Allan Brian Drew Nov 18. 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 Nov 15. 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

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Comment by Mark Lingane 9 hours ago

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 Saturday

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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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 

Comment by Rey Otis on November 5, 2014 at 12:18pm
Hello beloved friend....miss you terribly
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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