Category Archives: Vaughn Treude

Steampunk Desperado, a Progress Report

Steampunk Desperado, a Progress Report by Vaughn Treude In November, I wrote about my new blog, Steampunk Desperado, and promised to report back on my progress. So far it’s gone well. I’ve been posting consistently and have greatly increased the … Continue reading

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Announcing Steampunk Desperado

Announcing Steampunk Desperado by Vaugh Treude In the early days of self-publishing, an ambitious writer could accomplish a lot on social media. It was relatively easy for an outsider to sneak into the public eye through perseverance and clever use … Continue reading

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Writing for the Theater

Writing for the Theater by Vaughn Treude One of my goals as a writer is to improve my skills by practicing many kinds of writing. So when a friend referred me to join the “One Voice” theater collective, I jumped … Continue reading

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On Writers’ Critique Groups

On Writers’ Critique Groups by Vaughn Treude When novice writers ask their brethren for advice, we frequently recommend joining a writer’s group. Believe me, it can be very helpful. There are two kinds of fiction writers who resist this advice, … Continue reading

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Staying Positive

Staying Positive by Vaughn Treude Over the years I’ve attended many science fiction conventions, both as a fan meeting my favorite personalities and as a writer promoting my work. Last week (July 1-4, 2017) the regional science fiction convention Westercon … Continue reading

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Cover Design for Independent Authors

Cover Design for Independent Authors by Vaughn Treude If you search “cover design” online, you’ll find that many writers say “Don’t do your own covers.” They mention the many pre-made designs available for purchase and recommend using one of those. … Continue reading

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Writing from Life Experience

Writing from Life Experience by Vaughn Treude “Write what you know” is a bit of advice frequently given to beginning writers. Though sound in principle, it’s not always possible. If we took the advice too seriously, science fiction and fantasy … Continue reading

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