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Greetings, cats and kittens!  I want to take the opportunity to pass along word of a fine-looking project I just encountered while looking for something else entirely.  Here is the teaser:~ The city…Continue

Calling all Writers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blimprider Sep 24, 2014. 8 Replies

     Greetings.  For those who don't know me, I am a writer.  That is my entry into steampunk.  I have neither the skill to build things, nor the interest in cosplay, but I have found acceptance here…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Blimprider Aug 23, 2014. 2 Replies

     The best thing about being a writer in general is that the voices in my head make me rich, not crazy...  At least I hope they will someday!     The best thing about being a steampunk writer is…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Blimprider May 16, 2014. 37 Replies

Good Lord, I'll be pulling what little hair I have left out by the roots!  Member after member comes in and puts "Hi" in their profile.  Yeah, hi.  Who are you?  Author, artist, cosplayer, gadget…Continue

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My real name is Jack Tyler, and I'm the author of "Beyond the Rails," a series set aboard an airship in colonial Africa. The book is out, and you can read the first story free of charge at ~ If you find that to your liking, the book is available at in paperback or kindle.

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Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

        Good Wednesday morning, my cats and kittens, and welcome to another writer's rant.  I have it on good authority that a number of my readers at this humble soapbox are independent authors like myself.  In an effort to help anyone who is fighting the nearly hopeless battle of getting your work in front of potential readers who might actually buy it, I constantly have an eye out for tidbits of useful information, and what I have stumbled…

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Blimprider commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"   Oh, good night!  My blog's address is, of course, ; Amazing the difference that leaving out one little "L" makes!"
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Blimprider commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"   Hi, Karen. I'm not sure "trials & tribs" is entirely accurate. I think my artist is trying to support herself with her craft, and she maybe took on more work than she could comfortably do, then when she got the flu,…"
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"I read about your trials and tribulations @blimprider. Ugh. Hope it gets sorted quickly."
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"It's official, I'm out on Amazon.  Print is pricey, $9.10, but Kindle is only $2.99. Or you can try to win one on Goodreads. Where's my professional cover, you ask? Full explanation is on my blog at…"
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At 3:02am on March 15, 2015, Chris Dean said…

Thank you for the welcome, kind sir!  

At 5:13pm on March 13, 2015, Patrick Hallock said…

Thanks for the formal welcome. Going to check out the Scribbler's Room shortly. I assume you write in the steampunk arena, but what specific style? Victorian, Western? YA or more Adult? I'm working on YA stuff right now, stuff my nieces & nephew can read, but have some darker stories to tell as well.

At 9:32pm on March 7, 2015, Steven said…

Hi Blimprider! Thanks for being so kind to as to welcome me and invite me to your group. I greatly appreciate it!

At 10:15am on February 22, 2015, Navigator Alessandra DuMourier said…
I did in fact write the Captains Log. But i am afraid I cannot take sole credit for it. I have a wonderful writing partner who provides inspiration and help when he can.
At 5:57am on February 15, 2015, Lady Natasha said…

Thank you for the welcome. And a special thank you for the group invite. Being a part of a gathering like this is exactly what I've been looking for. It's hard sometimes finding a place where one can join other writers and discuss while having fun at the same time. So again, thank you so much. :D

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