If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, April 22, 2013

S- Steampunk

I don't know why but last May I felt a serious compulsion to try a genre I had never written in and it happened to be steampunk.I found it fascinating- the Victorian mixed with gears and gadgets- what's not to love. 

I had one of those stories published: Perfect Aside (click to read flash fiction)

I'm still inspired by it almost a year later. I wrote a dozen short stories all in steam punk. I read three or four steam punk books and found them intriguing. I also learned I'm not a fan of blimps. LOL

Here is a link with more information: steampunk
All pictures retrieved off pinterest: Steampunk Board

Has a new genre inspired you?


Old Kitty said...

Poor Elise and her heart! But she can fly!! Good for her!!

Take care

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Steampunk is such a visually rich genre, and so new that it's still relatively unexplored.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome how trying steampunk got you inspired to continue writing it. I like to read it, but don't write in that genre.

Stephanie Hasty said...

steampunk is one of my favorite genres. love the fairy pics.

here's my a-z! :D


Theresa Milstein said...

I've only read 1 steampunk book. I liked it, so I'll probably read more. Though contemporary captures more of my interest.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I made the entity Tyme a Steampunk girl in my THREE SPIRIT KNIGHT. I had fun with it. RITES OF PASSAGE is a Steampunk Western. I love the genre. Thanks for visiting today!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I'm not a fan of the blimps either. lol I'm liking this genre though. :)

John Wiswell said...

I really ought to read this VanderMeer Steampunk collection that's been sitting on my shelf for years. I keep putting it off because as much as I want to know how the genre functions, the aesthetic and nostalgia for its time period have no power over me. Maybe I haven't encountered the right things someone decided to put clockwork into... It's what I keep telling myself.

John at The Bathroom Monologues

Patricia Lynne said...

I love looking at Steampunk themed things. So imaginative! I've yet to read a Steampunk book and am curious if I could write one.

Brandon Ax said...

Love the mechanical wings. I have not read any steampunk yet, but will definitely when Jim Butcher's comes out.

Me said...

New thing for me. Thank you for this. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's cool one of your stories was published. If I continue writing, I'll likely stay with space opera.

Christine Rains said...

Steampunk fascinates me too. A genre I tried was a bit of western. I'm not a fan of standard westerns, but I like the idea of paranormal westerns. Or steampunk cowboys!

Timothy Brannan said...

I love Victorian era work, but I have not really gotten into steampunk all that much. But I have been trying!

Tim Brannan
The Other Side and The Witch
Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
The Freedom of Nonbelief

Lauren said...

I've read a little steampunk, but never really got into writing it. I did try 1st person POV, and contemporary, both of which are so far outside my usual range they might as well be on another planet.


Cherie Reich said...

Steampunk is such a neat genre, although I haven't taken the time to delve into writing it yet, but I do enjoy reading steampunk stories.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Steampunk was totally new to me until I saw an exhibit in San Diego last summer. Very cool!

ED Martin said...

I had the same thing happen; I had a steampunk story idea but very little familiarity with it. Fortunately there's a ton of room in the genre for variability.

Have you read Lindsay Buroker's Emperor's Edge series? It's a steampunk/ancient Rome mix. And her first novel is free on Amazon (although I should warn you, the series is really addictive).

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Summer .. I've kept this open to read next week ... as I'd love to see where Steampunk took you too ...

I only really became aware of what it was - as the Olympics Opening Ceremony used the Steampunk genre! Now I'm sort of hooked to know more ..

Cheers Hilary

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