The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether


Scribblers' Den

Welcome to Scribblers' Den, the online tavern where authors of the ~punk genres can meet to share concepts and philosophies of The Craft in the hope that these conversations will provide the fertile ground that will give rise to tomorrow's incredible ideas.  You needn't be a famous author, nor even a published one to be a member.  You need only be serious.  This group is not about exclusion nor limitations, in fact it has only one rule:  No personal attacks on a fellow member for expressing his or her own opinion.  Violation of that axiom will get you thrown out of here so fast it will leave you with whiplash, and this is the only warning that will be given.  So pull up a chair, order a round, and put your wares on the table.  This is the place where imaginations fly!

Members: 84
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

Discussion Forum


Started by Blimprider. Last reply by Blimprider 2 hours ago. 6 Replies

Looking for someone?  Here's where to reach them:          Adam J Whitlatch         …Continue

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Ethics and the Self-Review

Started by Blimprider. Last reply by Blimprider 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

     I did this once.  I know everybody hates it when you review your own book, but sometimes it can't be helped.  I'm going to tell the tale here, and I'd love to get everyone else's take on it.     When I finished Beyond the Rails back in November…Continue

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Editing vs. writing first draft

Started by Albrecht von Saarbruchen. Last reply by Sela Carsen yesterday. 7 Replies

Currently I am editing my novella to get it ready for publication (after that it needs professional editing).  Although the editing is not unpleasant, there is a certain...state of being less satisfied than when writing a first draft of something…Continue

Blimprider Wants You ~ to be interviewed!

Started by Blimprider. Last reply by Blimprider yesterday. 43 Replies

   Greetings, friends!  I posted this earlier on my Riding the Blimp blog, but it got pushed down the queue fairly quickly.  I'm hoping that's the reason that there were no takers, so I'm giving it its own article in order to make its subject stand…Continue

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What are you reading ?

Started by Prof. Sebastian Fate. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate on Monday. 97 Replies

Writers are readers . What are you reading ?Continue

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Comment by James Deal 2 hours ago

Thanks for the welcome! I'm looking forward to working with someone and seeing both our dreams realized on the big screen. Or the home screen depending on our final level of funding. ;)

Comment by Blimprider 2 hours ago

   Welcome #84, James Deal.  As you will observe, this is a man on a mission, so a big welcome, and anyone who might find it attractive to become involved in a screenwriting project need look no further.

Comment by James Deal 2 hours ago

I'm working on a script for a Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Cyberpunk Film and have been looking for someone who's well versed in writing scripts and dialogue. I've got the whole story, backstory, characters and all written up, it just needs to be put together, dialogue added, and turned into script format. If anyone is curious to know more, Email me at [email protected]

Comment by Karen J Carlisle 23 hours ago

Book cover will be revealed next week. 

Comment by Blimprider yesterday

   Thank you, Sela.  The cover you see is what I originally planned, and when it's side-by-side with the first book (which you can see at the steampunkjack site), I like the way they look.  I also like my artist's work.  We're talking right now, in fact.  She's recovering, and there is every likelihood that there will be spectacular Second Edition covers coming down the road.  Sort of like having my cake and eating it too!  Well, actually, I always eat it, but, you know...

Comment by Sela Carsen yesterday

For those considering self-publishing, yes, it's possible to embed art into the books. I haven't done it, but I've seen it done beautifully. (See "Entreat Me" by Grace Draven at - She included art at the beginning of each chapter.)

As to uploading to sites other than Amazon, I discovered that using Draft2Digital covered almost all other bases, including BN, Kobo, Scribd and even Apple! It made my uploading very easy and I highly recommend it for getting out to multiple venues without ripping out all your hair.

Comment by Sela Carsen yesterday

Welcome to our newest Denizens, and congratulations to M. Raffle on his new writing venture!

@Blimprider - congrats on the new release! Sorry the cover isn't quite as desired, but it gives us something to look forward to. :)

Comment by Steve Moore on Monday

Greetings new Denizens you are in great pub where the Landlord is a real diamond! 

Jack thanks mate for a great interview and I am honoured that you Americanized me and sussed my Pro-Texas leanings ! Where else my friends?  Where else?

Great info on getting into paper and ink Denizens!! Stevo

Comment by David Lee Summers on Monday

Yeah, CreateSpace is owned by Amazon.  If you select their option to distribute to other bookstores, the books will also appear on Barnes & Noble plus a handful of other places.  Basically, your books get listed at Ingrams and those bookstores which automatically list Ingrams' titles will list your CreateSpace titles.  Unfortunately, unless you have a very good community relations coordinator at your local store, you'll probably be told that your CreateSpace titles won't be available in the brick and mortar Barnes and Nobles.  The reason is basically that Barnes and Noble doesn't warehouse the titles, they just request that CreateSpace ship them directly to customers.

Comment by Blimprider on Monday

   I published with CreateSpace, which is owned by, and seems to be exclusive to amazon, at least from what I can see, but my stuff is available in the Barnes & Noble catalogue, as well as that of a local bookstore. I'm just not tekkie enough to figure out how much cross-pollination there is between these platforms, but there is obviously some.


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