Category Archives: Guest Posts

Guest Post: Female Archetypes in Steampunk Fiction by Phoebe Darqueling

Please welcome Phoebe Darqueling back with another fascinating article, this time about the Steampunk genre. I enjoyed discovering the different female character types prevalent in Steampunk, recognizing quite a few from my reading. If you have the same twist of … Continue reading

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Blind Author’s Writing Method: Guest Post by Adam Boustead

One of my favorites in Vizions of the Future was the first story: Sylvan Chains. Adam’s tale takes some interesting turns as it gives the characters independence and choice despite being part of a very structured society. Then, when I … Continue reading

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The Mystic Order of Withlings: Guest Post by P.H. Solomon

I became interested in cultural anthropology when I was seven or eight, maybe younger. Growing up in the diplomatic community and foreign countries formed only part of it, the rest being wandering archaeological digs, exploring museums, and reading about different … Continue reading

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A Swimming Swan, A Defecating Duck, and Other Amazing Avian Automatons

Guest Post By Phoebe Darqueling of the Steampunk Journal You can’t deny that the showstoppers in the Collaborative Writing Challenge’s newest release are the giant automatons. The struggle over who controls the titular “Army of Brass” and fear of their … Continue reading

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Where Do Stories Come From? Guest Post by Paul Toolan

I’ve spoken about creativity and inspiration a time or two on Tales to Tide You Over, and Paul Toolan offers a narrative description of his process that I found quite compelling. I hope you do as well. Note: He uses … Continue reading

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