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Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Fun for Friday: Steampunk Name Generator

| June 9, 2017

My husband occasionally teases me about how much I love random generators. This is in part because when we first met, I used a random encounter table for the Werewolf: Wild West game I was running. But it’s also very true. I┬áLOVE random generators of all kinds. Sometimes what they give you is questionable, but […]

May recap

| May 31, 2013

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 3 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 0 Resubmissions: 0 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 3 Unsurprisingly, no movement on the short story front. Everything that I have out is out at markets that I’m expecting will take a […]

Friday Recap

| February 17, 2012

This week has been not too bad, though I suspect my total word count is very much on the low side. I wrote a piece of microfiction on Monday, which was accepted for publication on Tuesday. Last night, I knocked out one of the remaining chapters in my steampunk novella, though I already know it […]

Friday Recap

| January 27, 2012

Progress! I worked a bit on my apocalypse story, only to realize that what I was really writing was the beginning of a YA horror(-ish) novel(la). I’m still not sure on the length, but I know that it’s longer than the scope of a short story. So I’ve put that (tentative title: The Thirteenth Year) […]

Good press!

| January 3, 2012

I’ve mentioned my short story, “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” more than a few times. It was the first fiction that I wrote that was published, and now it’s mentioned (glowingly!) in a review that was posted to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website! My NaNo project was another Marsh sisters story, and I think […]

Works in progress, and then not

| June 3, 2011

I’ve got a bunch of stories that should be in the works. I almost outlined one of them, for the Steampunk Shakespeare anthology. I say almost outlined, because I’m not a big outliner. Most of my stories just tend to flow in semi-random directions, and then get cleaned up later on. But this story needed […]