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Monday, April 11, 2011

Clockpunk meets Steampunk: Inspiration Abounds!!

Steampunk. Clockpunk. Clogpunk. Cogpunk. Oooo the inspiration!

I have started writing again.

I spent much of yesterday re-immersing myself in the world of my Steampunk novel, drawing up a family tree for the Von Lovenstein family and writing short profiles for the main characters. I'm having heaps of fun with the names and eccentric personalities of my characters.

I'm all inspired and really enjoying the freedom of the Clockpunk/Steampunk genre. Being able to add a dash of magic to my Victorianesque world is an added bonus.

The plot is slowly ironing itself out and taking on more shape as I get my head around the characters. I still haven't quite decided what form the mysterious contraption is going to take (the theft of which throws everything into choas) but I do know what plot points lead us to this point and - vaguely - what needs to happen to get it back.

I also been having fun Googling antique guns. I found a couple of wonderful specimens. The above is a genuine ring pistol. To the right is an antique blunderbuss. Aren't they great?!

I love, love, love writing!


  1. You go girl!
    Enjoyed the get together and reading your story thus far. :)

  2. So great to see you back on board. Those antique guns are impressive. Look forward to hearing more about your steampunk novel. To be honest, I've never heard of steampunk. You've got me hooked!

  3. never heard of steampunk? mymy... where in the? anyway, the ring pistol is nice much like the Apache made in belgium which I think you would also like.
    I think the other pistol isn't genuine: pirate theme and white metal lock and woodwork are a giveaway. These are not known as blunderbuses regardless though some naval pistols were cast in brass so they would be durable against salt spray a muzzle flare does not a blunderbuss make. Good aestheic though, good luck.