Tag Archive | steampunk

Interview: Mollie Reeder

Last year at Realm Makers, I met Mollie Reeder, and we chatted about everything from steampunk to dinosaurs. I found out about her debut novel The Electrical Menagerie and read a couple of short stories related to it. I kind of fell in love with Sylvester and Huxley and the story world. I read an […]

Books I Read 2016

Books I Read 2016

  This was the year of series conclusions. I started 2016 reading the final book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Winter. While the character Winter’s story didn’t engage me like Cinder or Cress’s, overall the book was really good with vivid descriptions and fast-paced action. But some were more personal. NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach […]

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

Five years ago, I had an idea and set fingers to keyboard to write it. I was obsessed with the story for the better part of two years. For three more, I learned the writing craft, polished the story and proposal. I pitched it at two conferences with a good response. Based on feedback from […]

The Greatest of These

The Greatest of These

I spent last weekend at the annual Realm Makers conference, the writers’ conference dedicated to people of faith who write speculative fiction. Realm Makers was developed in many ways because us lovers of science fiction and fantasy felt as if we had no place in the Christian marketplace. We were in sort of a no-man’s-land […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 6: Time and Technology)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 6: Time and Technology)

I’m wrapping up my series on world building with something that in some ways goes without saying, but is still something that it’s good to be mindful of: the time period in which your story takes place and the technology that is available at that time. If you’re just joining me, come check out Part […]