Fiction: The GARS Blog

In-Universe Fiction, by Jason H. Abbott.

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The LAST WIP-it Wednesday

2017 has been a year featuring a lot of growth for me as a writer. My writing is beginning to gain exposure, and I feel that I’ve honed my craft further this year and gotten closer to my goals as an author. I completed the first draft of my novel, and have spent the rest... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 6th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Writerly things that I got done this week: I gave my writer’s bog a substantial facelift and overhaul this weekend. If you mostly follow me in your WordPress Reader, the change won’t be readily apparent. But you can check out... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: November 1st, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Alright, this is going to be a quick one! On Sunday Night into Monday morning, we had a huge wind storm hit Maine with up to 70 miles-per-hour gusts along with 3-ish inches of rain. Almost 400,000 people (about a... Continue Reading →

A Word of Thanks, to All 500 of You!

I was editing and writing the other night, as is often my lot, when the notice that my blog here had reached 500 followers chirped onto my phone. I’m continually amazed and grateful for all the people that take an interest in my blog and writing, and for all the wonderful individuals I’ve been able... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: March 29th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Last week, I started my plan to add two new chapters to Vivian’s Last Cigarette. These are going in-between the reworked chapters one and two from the prior drafts, with the goal being for them to fill-in some character development... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: March 22nd, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I spent most of my evenings this week reviewing and acting upon Lauren’s notes for the first chapter of Vivian’s Last Cigarette. This spurred an extensive overhaul of its first half, and a less extensive revision on the second. As... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 26th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! This week proved to be a change of pace compared to the last, where I finished chapter fourteen and the climax of Vivian’s Last Cigarette. Instead of swinging into a fifteenth chapter, I decided to capitalize on an idea I... Continue Reading →

A Thank You to Over 400 Followers!

Last night I noticed that the number of followers on Aethereal Engineer had surpassed four hundred! To all of you that read, like and comment… I want to convey my gratitude and thanks… You’re awesome! Maintaining an active blog is a lot of work. Particularly for a slow author trying to write short stories and... Continue Reading →

Convention Time!

I’ve been writing like a MADMAN this past week trying to get everything ready to knock some socks off at PortCon 2016 with some awesome RPGs and game mastering! It all starts tomorrow, and I’ve still got things to finish! So no work-in-progress check-in this week… Because I’m too busy working on said works in... Continue Reading →

New Fantasy Fiction Starts Saturday!

The heroes and villains of A Contract in Azure and Indigo aren’t your typical fantasy archetypes. Far from being wizards or warriors, they’re regular folks whose concerns over the farm outweigh those they have over monsters. But the world, and magic, has a way of intruding sometimes… Until what begins with an air of mystery... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: February 3rd, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! This week I received a second round of feedback on The Brynesmark and worked it into a third draft. The catches were good, mostly typos and homonyms, and very easy to implement. This particular reader had a very positive reaction,... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 21st, 2015

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! The peak of Autumn ended for me over the weekend with a cold rush of wind and felled leaves. However, it also feels as if a threshold was crossed with the ongoing work within the house. Things have come together... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 7th, 2015

I’m still working on the new house, but I’ve had the luxury of a few spare moments to write now that I have my desk and internet setup. There’s still a ton of packed and half-filled boxes about, and this weekend will be focused on getting a new kitchen sink that doesn’t leak like the... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: September 30th, 2015

After an exhausting, knuckle-bashing weekend, we’re finally living at the new house! Okay… living out of boxes and unable to find half of anything for certain, but living there all the same. ;-) I can’t wait to get back to writing after this massive disruption! Setting up my desk and still-empty bookshelves in the room... Continue Reading →

11 Questions and 11 Blogs

Gabriel Penn of Gabriel to Earth awarded me a Liebster Award! Thanks, Dude! Now, the Liebster is very much like the Creative Blogger Award which I was awarded in April; it’s not an official award with a committee or anything... It’s more of an acknowledgement from another blogger that they think your blog is cool... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 6th, 2015

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I didn’t win the April Writing Challenge on Reddit with my story, Adraxis Alas Asmon. However as I didn’t follow the rules by going over the word count as I said last week, that is only fair right out of... Continue Reading →

5 Cool Blogs and 25 Random Things about Me

So this morning Sessela, a reader and fellow blogger on her site anthropomagic.com, nominated Aethereal Engines for the “Creative Blogger Award”. I am touched and flattered that she would take the time to say that she enjoys reading my stuff and that it inspires her to keep writing and blogging. That was a great way... Continue Reading →

No Joke! New Fiction and Updates!

New story! I wrote a 400 word flash fiction for a writers challenge on Reddit called Method One, Standard that I posted up on Aethereal Engines over the weekend. The challenge was to write a fantasy story of four hundred words or less in which luck or randomness as a major theme, component, or idea.... Continue Reading →

The 777 Writing Challenge

Fellow WordPress blogger and author or Akarnae (check it out!) Lynette Noni shared the following challenge on her blog: The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 lines in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7... Continue Reading →

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