LAST WEEK WE LEARNT Steampunk literature is set in or around the Victorian age showcasing science fiction or fantasy technology. Alternative history stories have always been popular in this genre. The purpose is to take established events and bend and twist them to suit. In effect altering history. Think of mixing the old with the … More ADVANCED PLACEMENT STEAMPUNK 102
The beauty of seeing your every day in black ‘n’ white opens your eyes to let your imagination flow. It seems black ‘n’ white images are making a comeback with posts on Facebook asking for seven posts in seven days. The allurement of this photographic format suits portraits, landscape, and architecture too name a few. … More THE MAGIC OF BLACK ‘N’ WHITE
From the gothic fantasy of Mary Shelley to the extraordinary voyages of Jules Verne, to the mechanical mastery of Leonardo da Vinci – It’s plain to see Steampunk has some serious ancestry. But still, quite a lot of people don’t understand what the genre of Steampunk is in the literary world. I’m here to explain … More Rudimentary Steampunk 101
WHAT IS A WRITER? Among other questions like, Is there a God? How do you know this is not a parallel universe? Are you dreaming right now? Is our mind capable of time travel? We find the conundrum of what is a writer? These questions provoke deep and soul-searching moments of examination, not just of yourself … More One Of The Greatest Mysteries Of Life
Firstly, I should say the purpose of this article is not to steer you away from clichés but rather to help you recognise them, then twist them into a different evil mould. There are many clichés and right off the top of my head, I can name at least five. The main character gets eaten; … More Smile CLICHÉ!
Have you written a letter to your future self before? I haven’t, but I remember coming across a news item about people putting something meaningful into a time capsule then burying it, only to return and open it at a later date. It’s a pretty cool idea! However, the idea of writing a letter to … More Dear Senior Mel – A Letter to future me!
Author Bio: John Morris Ward is a professional architect and author. He also loves anything that has to do with water and the ocean, including sailing, scuba diving, fishing, and spearfishing. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Book Synopsis: When former US Army captain Eric Tucker decided to visit Old City in Jerusalem with his daughter and granddaughter, … More “Tunnel Rat” by John M. Ward