"I like to run the gamut, a little bit. My longer stories tend to contain darker and grittier elements but with a positive theme. There may be a little whimsy thrown in as well, but my shorter stories are generally quite whimsical…"
"Ah, my mistake. After rereading your OP you do mention that it was a different author. But really, the same thing goes: he/she is a published author. Maybe some people don't like the anachronisms, maybe I don't like the…"
"Three thoughts on this topic:
First, I do like to see a well-written work that totally immerses me in the time period, language and phrasing included. That being said, your audience is most certainly not 19th Century Britons, so some…"
"I really like your story. The concept in particular is very intriguing. As far as Hell's Library goes, I would say a public library packed full of classic, vintage texts. Except that the library has run out of space and one by…"
"Really I would say it depends on the type of story you're trying to write. If you want to stay as true as possible to historical fact, then a lot of research is necessary. If you're not worried about that, or if your story is…"
"I agree with Gary Alan Ruse. Mixing genres can be a good thing, but at times bringing fantasy into a Steampunk story can seem like too much of a deus ex machina, or a cop-out.
I generally don't include fantasy or science fiction…"
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"Personally, I think Downey's portrayal of Holmes was quite accurate. Doyle, in understated Victorian style, did in fact allude to Holmes almost as an action hero. In the stories Holmes was a boxer, a single-stick champion, and…"
Since reading the works of Jules Verne as a young boy, I've been interested in the Steampunk genre, although I never knew it by that term until a couple years ago. For my hobbies, I read voraciously, and write voraciously, and hope one day to be published (voraciously). I do scale modelling, mostly in the Victorian era (stolid red- and khaki-coated soldiers facing off against brawny Huns in feldgrau, marvelous steam-ships and a planned fanciful airship). I even "steampunked" a thumb drive for my wife. There's just something about steam power, mechanical computers, and brass fittings that makes me feel at home, that makes me feel like the world is a fantastic place, full of high adventure.