I wrote something for this thing and now this thing has a cover.
A Victorian Lady’s finishing touch—the chatelaine. (From Wikipedia)
A chatelaine is a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain is mounted with a useful household appendage such as scissors, thimble, watch, key, vinaigrette, household seal, etc.
Chatelaines were worn by many housekeepers in the 19th century and in the 16th century Dutch Republic,where they were typically used as watch chains for the most wealthy. Similar jewellery was also worn by Anglo Saxon women, as seen from the burial record, but its function is uncertain. The name chatelaine derives from the French term châtelaine .
Reasons why you should get this book? We;ll show you!
Read the excerpt and check out these awesome sample spreads below!
K.W. Jeter, on old school sci-fi meeting the steampunk scene, in Everyone’s Invited to the Steampunk Party
(Glad to see the man who coined steampunk giving a shout-out to what the genre is becoming.)
- Writing Steampunk—a bunch of links with great information!
- How Do I Write A Steampunk Story?—provides an in-depth overview of the “steam” and the “punk” aspects
- What Makes A Novel ‘Steampunk’?—a brilliant overview made up of 19 mini-sections
- How to Write Steampunk—includes staples, researching tips, and more
- Steampunk: A List of Themes—the themes, settings, plot devices, and other aspects that are a part of steampunk
- Steampunk 101—overview of steampunk, what it is, and it’s appeal
- 8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know—like the title says, 8 tips to remember when writing steampunk
- Steampunk Inspiration and How-To for Writers—a great list of resources that lead to websites with information and inspiration
**none of this info is mine! feel free to add on though**
- Overcoming the Noble Savage and the Sexy Squaw: Native Steampunk
- The Intersection of Race and Steampunk: Colonialism’s After-Effects & Other Stories, from a Steampunk of Colour’s Perspective
- Beyond Victoriana: For EVERYTHING Steampunk/1800s/Industrial Revolution that isn’t just Victorian England and the archives Tales of the Urban Adventurer
Well hey it links to stuff I wrote, how can I NOT reblog it?