Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#191) -- Fighting Steampunk

We're all punks. And steamed.
What was your biggest hurdle in attacking steampunk, both as a consumer and a creator?
(From Consolidated Organization of General Steampunk Writers)

I can't speak for other writers who work in steampunk, but for me, the biggest hurdle is fighting the "purists" who lock the definition of steampunk into little more than costumes and airships. I prefer to look for those more roundabout ways to approach the genre.