Category Archives: Canadian steampunk

A cast of Several: Miss Maybe

For reasons… I’ve been playing around with character cameos for Instagram… Which admittedly is partly procrastination. As I am making them anyway, I’ve decided you, dear readers, may enjoy seeing them, with a little background on the characters featured. Today’s … Continue reading

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Steampunk issues

Given current events I feel, rightly or wrongly, the need to have a conversation I have meant to have for a while. A conversation about Steampunk, a genre, subculture and in some cases lifestyle choice with which I have a … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO SINNEPORT

WELCOME TO SINNEPORT Indie April gust post By Nils Nisse Visser, and with a little help from his friends Not long ago I had a rather wordy guest blog on The Passing Place called ‘Creative Osmosis’. I listed a number of … Continue reading

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Choosing Names for Your Characters

One of the most important decisions you can make about a character is their name. Whether it’s their first, middle, or last name, it imbues your character with the very essence of who they are. There are so many names … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding of Authors while Practising Social Distancing.

Indie April Guest post: The Care and Feeding of Authors while Practising Social Distancing. (or How to support your favourite Creators during the Dark Times.) By Karen J Carlisle “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon, we must all face … Continue reading

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Maybe: A Victorian Steampunk Mystery

Maybe, for anyone unaware, was released a week ago on the ides of march and despite all the current problems the world is facing, it’s done remarkably well. Sadly, however, several of the events I was due to attend with … Continue reading

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And then two come at once…

It’s like buses… You wait around for ages for a book release then two come at once… catch you unawares and you have to do a little self promotion… In case you were unaware, the first of my A Ballad … Continue reading

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Writing Female Characters

I have over the years read too many books with shocking badly written female characters in them. I suspect I am not alone. Indeed I can give you a list of far too many ‘great’ writers who write awful female … Continue reading

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Maybe… Almost…

So, finally book 1 of A Ballad of Maybes is almost complete, and just the final editing and beta reading to go, I even have the blurb written for the back. So it’s time to reveal the final actual cover … Continue reading

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The good death cell guide

Hannibal Smyth has an unfortunate habit of ending up in one prison cell or another. Often, due to the whatever recent nefariousness he has undertaken, endured, or found himself wrapped up in, he tends to assume these prison cells are … Continue reading

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