The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 11.

It all began here, with a harmless little story from Addy.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com

You’ll have to dig around between Addy’s blog and mine for Chapters 1 to 11.

Now, it seems, he has an artist interested in illustrating our story. Steampunk rules!

Over to you, Addy!

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 9.

Yes, it’s been a while. Here’s the next chapter in the steampunk-inspired epic started by your friend and mine, Addy.

It began here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

The links to all earlier chapters can be found from the link above.

Chapters 7 and 8 can be found here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-8

And it’s been bouncing between his blog and mine ever since. Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 7.

This is my next chapter in the steampunk-inspired story begun by Addy. Go here for all the links to the previous chapters.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

Addy likes trying to paint me into a corner, so here’s my effort at doing it to him.

Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 5 Part 2.

Scope, scale, and escalation. I like making a story bigger by peeking into the personality and thinking of a character. Prince Kaustikos becomes Regent Cyanide and then the King of the Ruled. With names like those, he needs to be a real bastard. Here he is, and here are the links to the rest of the story.

Addy wrote Chapter 1 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote Chapter 2 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He wrote Chapter 3 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

I wrote Chapter 4 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-4

Chapter 5 is here and introduces Pryderi, the forgotten son of the King and a captain of an Unruled warship:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-5

Part 2 introduces Cyanide.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 5.

What began as a short story Addy emailed to me has taken on a life of its own. In this chapter I wanted to dig into the background of the Steampunk Captain. Perhaps Addy or SouldierGirl or maybe you would like to have a shot at expanding this or another character. Don’t be shy. It’s a bit of fun. We’re not writing Hemingway here.

Here are all the links you need from the beginning of the tale.

Addy wrote Chapter 1 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote Chapter 2 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He wrote Chapter 3 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

I wrote Chapter 4 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-4

Now I’ve written Chapter 5 here because I’m wordy and prolific and everyone else is a slacker I have to drag along, kicking and hopefully screaming.

Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 4.

Addy wrote a short story here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote a fanfic second chapter here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He retaliated with a third chapter here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

Here’s my uppercut reply.

Writing chapter for chapter with Addy is more fun than should be legal. Enjoy. Addy, over to you.

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The Heist on Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 2. (Fanfic)

This is a fanfic based on one of my favourite emerging writers, Addy.

His story began here, with The Heist of the Silver Knights Bank.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

Below is my fanfic ‘next chapter’. Enjoy.

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No, You’re Not Going Nuts.

Well, no more than usual. I had the first part of a longer story I called ‘The Queen’s Guard’ here. I just deleted it, and here’s why. It began as a simple idea but it’s taken on a life of its own. The more I write the next instalments the more I think I’m writing at the highest level of my ability. This is a story worth doing something with, so I’m going to be more careful with it. I’m also seriously thinking about making changes to it and turning it into a steampunk novella.

I started the story yesterday, and I wrote just over 7,000 words. The story isn’t close to being told and the steampunk idea could well turn it into 20,000 – 25,000 words or maybe more. When it’s done I might post it over on the private blog so you folks with access can tell me what you think. Apologies to those silent readers who came and looked, but I’ve said from the beginning that the stuff I post here is just for fun and practice. I don’t post the stuff out in the wild that I think is the best I can do.

You Can’t Stop The Signal.

To quote a Joss Whedon line. Yep, huge Firefly and Serenity fan here. Although, as soon as I wrote the header I swear I heard Village People singing ‘Can’t stop the music’. Anyway, it’s true that you can’t stop the signal, but it’s equally true that you don’t have to tune into it.

For the last few days I’ve been toying with the idea of writing about creativity and where my ideas come from, because I have a process that often works for me. Some people get a story idea and then find the characters needed to tell it. Others develop a character and then find a story to fit around it. Others do both, and some find a specific theme they like and find a thousand ways to tell it.

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CogWorld.

Avid readers of this blog (Hi Zee! Hi Warjna! G’day Bob! Oh, and, ummm … hi Ada 😀 ) will know that I’m as prolific as I am completely belligerent toward perfect grammar, pacing, ‘voice’, and giving a fuck about writerly things in general. Those things, while important, are not as important to me as loving what I’m writing.

Well, if I can keep my finger off the ‘post’ trigger, I’m going to work on what is, I think, a steampunk novella named ‘CogWorld’. My plan is to do this as a mixed media story, largely because steampunk is so highly detailed it’s easy to get bogged in descriptions that don’t advance the story. For that reason, at appropriate junctures I’m going to throw in a picture, so you can see rather than read.

I’m not sure I’m going to post the final here. Maybe I’ll upload it as a PDF and anyone who wants it can just download it. Dunno yet. I have another blog where CogWorld will soon be under construction. If you want to see how I build the world, and perhaps stick your beak in where its not wanted but might be useful, let me know and I’ll get the gears into motion. In the meantime, expect less prolificity (I invented a new word) here. Maybe.

‘Steampunk Chihuahua’. v2 of Chuck Wendig’s Image Challenge.

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/04/03/flash-fiction-challenge-share-an-image-write-a-story/

Here’s the Challenge, to write a story to an image posted by Chuck or others who’re so inclined. I just couldn’t go past the image provided by Leslie. Here it is.

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This hugely appeals to my sense of the genuinely strange, so thanks to Leslie for allowing me to let loose my Inner Weirdo.

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