Hey, Newbie! Stop Writing!

Hey, Newbie! Stop Writing!

Hey, Newbie! That’s right. You. Yeah, you. Stop writing. You heard me. Stop writing. Right now. Just stop. You done? Good, now we can move on. When I teach composition, I start out the semester by telling the students that I have one rule about writing. That...
Summer 2012 Goals

Summer 2012 Goals

When my dad died on April 3, all the lofty goals I had set for myself and the coming summer went poof. I wasn’t able to concentrate–still can’t to the level that I was–and I just didn’t have the drive to write. I still don’t, to be...
What is the Worst Thing That Can Happen in this Chapter?

What is the Worst Thing That Can Happen in this Chapter?

Think about what makes you keep reading a book. Is it when everything works out well? Is it when the story finally fits together like a month-long jigsaw puzzle? Is it when the end of the book is exactly what you expected from the prologue? Of course not! That would...
Why We Wrote a Serial Novel

Why We Wrote a Serial Novel

Hi, guys. Austin here. Today is the official release date of Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel (Part One)! For those of you who have already purchased it during the pre-release weekend, we hope you’re enjoying it. We can’t wait to hear your comments on this site, Facebook, or...
Why Steampunk?

Why Steampunk?

Why Steampunk? We wanted to redefine what steampunk meant. We wanted to write steampunk that we would walk through the bookstore, pick up, and want to read.