Category Archives: Vaughn Treude

In Defense of Westerns

In Defense of Westerns by Vaughn Treude During my childhood, the Western was very a popular form of fiction. My father watched the cowboy shows of the day including Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, and his favorite, Bonanza. I watched them, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Audiobooks

The Joy of Audiobooks by Vaughn Treude When I was a teenager, I had a blind friend who listened to books on vinyl records. At the time, it never occurred to me that these could also be good for sighted … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Past: Minding Manners

Lessons from the Past: Minding Manners by Vaughn Treude Much of the research for my steampunk novels has involved the Victorian Era in which they take place. One of the most striking differences between then and now is that era’s … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Pacing

The Challenge of Pacing by Vaughn Treude To many outsiders, writing looks easy. As with most worthwhile pursuits, the challenges aren’t obvious to beginners. You can be good at spelling and grammar and even be able to craft a coherent narrative. Your characters could be … Continue reading

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Working with Illustrators

Working with Illustrators by Vaughn L. Treude As a writer, I have lots of ideas, some of which get me into trouble. For example, when I joined a playwriting group a few years ago, I decided to write a musical … Continue reading

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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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