Steampunk Archetypes

When writing fiction, characters fall into different Archetypes. Regardless of the quirks and specifics of a particular character to any given story, there are certain defining features to his personality and his role within that story that clumps them into a specific Character Archetype. Archetypal characters appear in all the worlds stories; they are truly universal.

Certain archetypes appear more often in certain pieces of writing than in others, and as Steampunk fiction becomes a more developed and explored genre, it is no surprise that certain archetypes have begun to develop.

STEAMED! has written an excellent article on Archetypes specific to the Steampunk fiction genre. Many of these come as no surprise to those who are familiar with the genre, such as the Airship Pirate of the Street Sparrow. Many of the character roles are rather specific to, but almost universal within, the Steampunk genre. Brief descriptions of each role flesh out the list and get those creative juices flowing.

So for those of you writing Steampunk fiction, this may be a valuable resource in planning your characters. Just remember that the punk in Steampunk is all about breaking the mold and doing the unexpected, so don’t feel as if this is the only listen of characters that can fit into a fine Steampunk work.

Pen Nib Earrings

There is, on occasion, a time when I lament the fact that I cannot have pieced ears.

This is one of those times.

These pen nib earrings are positively gorgeous and fit perfectly for my roles as both a writer and a Steampunk. The seller, Tillybloom, has received a 100% positive rating for her work, so you can be assured that the product and service will stand up to expectation. Any Steampunk lady with a love of literature (and pierced ears) would find these earring a beautiful addition to her jewelry collection.

While you are there, be sure to visit the rest of Tillybloom’s store. Her work has some very strong Victorian and Science Fiction influences which is sure to delight your Steampunk sensibilities.