Tag Archives: Steampunk

On Being a Reluctant YouTuber

On Being a Reluctant YouTuber by Vaughn Treude These days it seems like everybody and their little brother wants to become a YouTube personality. Too bad Andy Warhol didn’t live to see his 1968 prophecy come true: “In the future, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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