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  • Project Leader:
    Bnaslund
  • Participants:
    The WEbook community
  • Who Can Write:
    All Participants (Closed)
  • Category:
    Fiction
  • Genre:
    General
    Sci Fi/Fantasy
  • Language:
    English
  • Created:
    4/2/2011

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The Steampunk Writing Challenge

Write a short scene (max 500 words) that incorporates one or more key elements of the Steampunk genre.

We know what you’re thinking, “What in the name of Mark Twain’s ring finger is Steampunk, and how do I incorporate it into my scene?” Don’t blow a gasket, we’ll explain.

In its most basic sense, Steampunk fiction presents a world where technology has advanced based upon steam mechanics rather than electricity (read: gears and cogs, not wires and circuits). This is, however, a gross simplification of this rich and expanding sub-genre of speculative fiction. For a more in-depth exploration of ... more »
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