Now Write! Steampunk + Spec Genre Writing Workshops

In-Person Workshops at San Diego Steampunk Expo

Thursday, Sept. 30 – 4:30pm-5:30pm – Giving Sentience to Inanimate Objects Writing Exercise – based on the original exercise contributed to the Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror creative writing anthology by former film exec, writer/producer and script consultant, Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein. 

Sunday, Oct. 2 – 2:00pm-3:30pm  – The Secret Room –a bizarre group creative writing exercise ds contributed to the Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror creative writing anthology by the famed surrealist author Aimee Bender (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and much more published work.)

Steampunk and Spec Genre Virtual Workshop – month of October

Every Wednesday evening in October (5:30-6:30 pm Pacific time) unleash your creativity with spooky, creepy, mind-bending and surreal creative writing exercises from Now Write! Science Fiction Fantasy, and Horror and other Now Write! books.

  • Unlock your innate creativity and trust your own unique voice.
  • Give and receive non-judgmental feedback.
  • Deepen your understanding of genre writing.
  • Get writing and rev yourself up for NaNoWriMo in November.

Please Note: attendees must be at least 18 years of age.

Virtual Halloween Party

On Sunday, October 30 (the night before Halloween) we will have a virtual Halloween Party to share what you’ve been working on.


Drawing for a free copy of Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

Attend in costume for a chance to win a free half-hour story consultation.

What is Steampunk?

An alternative or anachronistic version of the past, often set in the Victorian era or the American Wild West, and incorporating technology or aesthetics inspired by industrial steam-powered machinery, which was in mainstream use in the 19th century.

Steampunk can include or combine elements of science fiction, fantasy and/or horror, making it a hybrid speculative writing genre.

“Science Fiction is the improbable made possible. Fantasy is the impossible made probable.” -Rod Serling

What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month. Each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel.

Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Part of the popular Now Write! series – a creative writing anthology that provides rare access to writing secrets from masters of the speculative genres.


“Steampunk Desktop” by vonslatt

“Steampunk” by floorvan

“Ghost Art Doll 1 – Annabel Lee” by Shain Erin

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