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J.R. commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Congrats John! Look forward to keeping up with the interview Blimprider."
Jul 1
J.R. replied to Odysseus Spaceship's discussion Science, my old nemesis in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Odysseus, I agree with James regarding pseudo-science or the plausible "what if". Unless you're going for some sort of hard-style, very technical science fiction with your story, the world of steampunk definitely has room for general…"
Jun 18
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to J.R.'s discussion Anachronisms in Steampunk Writing in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I try to avoid anachronisms if I can. One thing to consider, though, is that in a steampunk world some inventions may develop a lot earlier than they would in our world. This might lead to a word being coined earlier than normal. Or, conversely, the…"
May 28
Col. Aloysius Hoofington (Ret.) replied to J.R.'s discussion Anachronisms in Steampunk Writing in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"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…"
May 25
J.R. replied to J.R.'s discussion Anachronisms in Steampunk Writing in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Thanks for the replies thus far.  Pandelirious, I agree that reading in the period and/or style can definitely help. Col. Aloysius, It seems like it's finding that balance that immerses the reader, but at the same time doesn't…"
May 25
Karen J Carlisle replied to J.R.'s discussion Anachronisms in Steampunk Writing in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I tend to use anachronistic style to my writing (including the longer sentences!) and in my character's speech patterns. For me, it removes the story a little from modern day, placing me (and hopefully my reader) in 'another' world…"
May 24
Col. Aloysius Hoofington (Ret.) replied to J.R.'s discussion Anachronisms in Steampunk Writing in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"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…"
May 23
Pandelirious Malifecto replied to J.R.'s discussion Anachronisms in Steampunk Writing in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I am new to SP writing. I am finding that Reading the works of Wilde, Verne and Lovecraft is of some benefit to get me in the proper frame of mind. I find Jane Austen, Edgar A. Poe and Mooney's ~1890s reports on the Sioux uprising also to be…"
May 23
J.R. added a discussion to the group The Aether Guild of Writers
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Anachronisms in Steampunk Writing

Hey All,So I want to discuss/poll/get everyone's opinion on anachronistic writing in steampunk, whether it be your own or books you've read. I think I know where I stand, but just wanted to toss this out there to fellow steampunks and writers.Having seen my own story stall b/c I was trying to make my voice sound like me, a 20th century born Texan, AND a 19th century Brit--not me, I'm really wanting to get back on the horse, but maybe throw caution to the wind and just write as just me. At the…See More
May 23
J.R. and Aidana WillowRaven are now friends
Feb 14
J.R. replied to Blimprider's discussion Writer's Remorse in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"While I'm part of the unpublished crowd, I've done some research on self-publishing and I have to mirror some of the statements thus far about the changing world of books and publishing. Self-publishing is definitely not the "oh…"
Dec 9, 2013
J.R. replied to Bryce Raffle's discussion How do you say "douche" in Victorian English? in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Bryce, I've found this site helpful in looking for those period-appropriate slang terms when the more modern, anachronistic ones creep in (and unfortunately seem to fit too well at times). Maybe one in the list will help. Happy writing my…"
Dec 9, 2013
J.R. commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Congrats Pete and Blimprider!"
Dec 5, 2013
J.R. updated their profile
Sep 9, 2013
J.R. joined Emila Blake's group
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Christian Steampunkers

A group for Steampunkers that follow the Christian faith.See More
May 11, 2013
J.R. replied to Kimberly Smith's discussion Steampunk Has to Try Harder
"I think there's room to revel in the romantic beauty of time past via the Victorian era, but also room to get down and dirty and examine some of the "scary realism" within the steampunk genre that focuses or finds its base in the same…"
Oct 22, 2012

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Still relatively new to the whole steampunk culture, but extremely fascinated by it. I'm a writer and enjoy the creative nature of steampunk and how it also pays tribute to time and culture past while blending it with something new. Hoping to meet others and learn more.

Currently working on my first steampunk novel and hoping for it to be part one of a four book YA series.

You can learn more about me and read some of my writing on my website: http://jrwoods.snappages.com

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At 6:16pm on January 8, 2012, A D Cruize said…

Welcome to the Empire, Mr. J.R..

Please feel free to follow this link to the SCARS Group Page (and join if it pleases you).

You might also keep an eye on the 42nd's Page if the goings-on in the Houston area are of interest to you.

At 12:04am on January 7, 2012, Arewe' Thereyet. said…

Welcome to the Empire J.R.!

 
 
 

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