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?

19 comments:

Old Kitty said...

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

Take care
x

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

http://smhasty.blogspot.com/2013/04/26-books-that-changed-my-life-19.html

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!

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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.

Lauren
lauren-ritz.blogspot.com

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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