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Steampunk Storytelling in the Transmedia Frontier

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[...] it’s become apparent to me that, although they’re wildly different movements, steampunk and transmedia share some essential traits, and that steampunk is a ripe genre for transmedia projects.


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Supernatural Beings | Astral Society

Supernatural Beings | Astral Society | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it
Supernatural beings or shall we say paranormal beings. Supernatural is that which not subject to physics or any sciences no science.
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THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: This Ain't Poetry, This Is Suicide, Baby!

THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: This Ain't Poetry, This Is Suicide, Baby! | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it

Somewhere in a coffeeshop in suburbia there's a poster with my picture on it and the caption: Public Enemy #32. Hey, I'm working my way up. A month ago I was #37. And my crime? My dislike for modern poetry. Or rather, my dislike for modern poets, although even crediting them with that title is too generous. I prefer the term Failed Writers.

 

Still, I fulfilled something I considered an obligation and attended a poetry reading. It's been a few days now, and I'm still waking screaming.

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Zombie Experiment NYC

http://putzombiesback.com Could zombies live among us? We transformed a few New Yorkers to find out.

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Ng Keng Hoe's curator insight, March 28, 11:53 PM

From tons of Pc Games, Movies, Video, Zombie is now in almost everyone minds. It becomes so familiar until a lot of people think the Zombie do exist or will be existing in near future. This is why many gaming company take Zombies as a main character, Movies director use Zombies as a storyline. Tv Drama such as The Walking Dead becomes a hot topic to be discussed among those who watch TV and even pizza company like Hell Pizza is using it as a unique selling point to create a viral commercial. 

Is Zombies a money making business? It has been answered clearly by the market itself. 

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THE BREACH

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While THE BREACH, the first installment of THE DARK REALITY CHRONICLES may not yet be available, Christine Purcell and I are happy to present a webcomic set in the same universe and featuring characters from the novel. The webcomic will be updated every Monday until the story MAGIC TRAP concludes. Please come along for the ride, it will be worth it.

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Steampunk - Digital Art

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More Steampunk works to join the others form this weeks postings. They are so fascinating and inspiring. Every picture bring it's own story to live in our imagination. See for your self. @safegaard


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Danny Wheeldon's curator insight, September 9, 10:40 AM

I can not express enough at how much I love steampunk. it amazes me that someone can do this art digitally. the detail is astounding. 

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[Electric Speed] Groundbreaking E-Publishing Tools

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[Electric Speed] Groundbreaking E-Publishing Tools via @JaneFriedman http://t.co/x4ix1kJO...
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THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: As Tweet as Tweet Can Be part 1

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Is it possible to dismember a corpse and intelligently discuss some basics about Twitter at the same time?

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THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: If It Looks Like A Penguin

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After swearing off conventions just this last month, I've decided to embrace the upcoming Penguicon in Dearborn, Michigan. And while I'm promising some surprises regarding the upcoming Sternberg novels, Zagreus Swarm and The Breach (with the talented Christine Purcell), I'm not swearing off my usual brand of outrage, indignation, and self-importance. What? You think it's easy being The Curdmudgeon? It's hard work. Now get the hell off my lawn.

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THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: Drifting Into Digitization

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We stream movies, download books and music, and save more of our lives onto hard drives and in clouds. Imagine what would happen if a giant electromagnetic pulse were to hit. Imagine what an anthropologist looking at the lack of art produced in the second decade of the twenty first century will think. After all, one can't carbon date bits and bytes.

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Amazonimation – the Writer as Marketer and the Decline of Good Fiction

Amazonimation – the Writer as Marketer and the Decline of Good Fiction | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it
For those of you who haven’t read a post or two from Joe Konrath, take a look at his blog. He’s a genre writer who last year abandoned his traditional publisher in favor of self publishing and ... 

 

And so begins a blog post by literary author and editor Joe Ponepinto. His post is something of a response to Mr. Konrath's recent blog posting about Amazon and publishing. Mr. Ponepinto takes a different view and challenges the internet not as the friend of publishing and writing, but as an enemy.

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Not so much an enemy, but a trap into which writers often fall. Why do you think they call it the web?
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THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: Upcoming Anthology

THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: Upcoming Anthology | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it

Weird Arousals is an ebook anthology of short fiction that deals with sexuality and the human condition in all its strange, mystifying and sometimes evil incarnations. We are seeking submissions of short stories between 2,000 and 7,000 words, in the following genres: horror, fantasy, slipstream, steampunk, paranormal or any other recognized speculative fiction category. Stories should be strong on character as well as plot. No straight romance. No slasher stories, no porn, no excessive gore.

Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2012 or until filled. Publish date is anticipated to be September 2012. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you tell us up front (and immediately withdraw the story if you sell it). All proceeds from the sale of this "for-the-love" ebook anthology will go to cancer research. Send inquiries to Stewart Sternberg at silvagol@yahoo.com

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THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: Presto--The Writer As Magician

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We seek to demystify the art of writing, and yet...maybe it's just a matter of mis-direction?

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Star Wars and the 4 Ways Science Fiction Handles Race

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The genre has no problem imagining a future full of spaceships and aliens. A racially integrated society, though? 
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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Use multi-media to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths.


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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it

Use multi-media to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths.


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THE BREACH

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MONDAY????? Why it must be webcomic update day for The Magic Trap, the steampunk thriller set in the world of the Dark Reality Chronicles. 

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Steampunk Storytelling in the Transmedia Frontier

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[...] it’s become apparent to me that, although they’re wildly different movements, steampunk and transmedia share some essential traits, and that steampunk is a ripe genre for transmedia projects.


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Steampunk Storytelling in the Transmedia Frontier

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[...] it’s become apparent to me that, although they’re wildly different movements, steampunk and transmedia share some essential traits, and that steampunk is a ripe genre for transmedia projects.


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THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: Be My Yenta

THE HOUSE OF STERNBERG: Be My Yenta | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it

A yenta is a matchmaker. She is meddlesome, gossipy, and an advice giver. I want you to be my yenta. Tell me how to best promote my writing and my upcoming ebooks "The Breach" and "The Ravening." How can I reach out to potential readers without being a pain in the butt?

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is writing fantastical fiction only for the rich (and white)?

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Is fantasy and science fiction writing somehow tied in with culture and race? A dangerous question? I recently asked why it seemed that all these shows on ghost hunting and the supernatural only seemed to focus on whitebread communities. Why were the networks ignoring minorities and emergine majorities? When was the last time we saw Ghost Hunters in the 'hood?

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Monty Python Reuniting For Sci-Fi Farce Absolutely Anything | Giant Freakin Robot

Monty Python Reuniting For Sci-Fi Farce Absolutely Anything | Giant Freakin Robot | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it
RT @GFRobot: Monty Python Reuniting For Sci-Fi Farce Absolutely Anything http://t.co/ja0sTd2D...
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it

Is Amazon a lifeboat for writers, or is it a mire where anyone can publish and draw away readers from the deserving? Is it responsible for the death of the printed page and traditional publishing? Or has traditional publishing brought about its own demise through corporate greed and de-valuation of the writer by marginalization?

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The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing

The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing | Writing Darkly | Scoop.it

I like Bryan. He is funny, thoughtful, and a solid author. The Worker Prince is a good read. Like many of us, Bryan probably grew up watching every bit of science fiction which came out, good or bad, and gobbled up the likes of Heinlein, Bradbury, and Pournelle. Not a bad group to waste away one's youth with. 

 

This post from his blog, is worthwhile for those who read stuff from the sixties and compare it to contemporary genre, only to wonder what the "who-ha" was about when folk reference Heinlein or Asimov. I recently had that experience in a writer's group when fellow lifted their noses at me for mentioning authors from the "golden age." How dare I mention these pioneers in the same breath as Gaiman, or Brown...they exclaimed.

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