This, my dear friends, is called a character submission.

I’m fleshing out the world for Starstealers, and I realized that the docks were awfully empty. There are whispers going around about Galagher the Green killing crews and shooting down ships, but there’s not a source for the whispers. Not to mention, of course the Starstealers themselves are going to be talking about other crews of pirates.

I’m only limitedly creative, guys. I can’t make that many characters.

So I figured that I’d ask my friends.

So! Give me some vicious airship pirates!

Have a template, if you want one:
Gender: (yes, there are quite a few notorious pirate ladies)
Position: (navigation, weaponry, cook, etc.)
Defining personality traits:

Thanks, guys! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I can’t guarantee that every character will make it in, but I will try to get a mention in for everyone.



Alright, kids. I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that I’m writing a novel.

The bad news is that it barely has a plot. Or characters. Or… well, anything that people tell you a novel needs aside from an opening scene.

The other good news is that it has a setting, at least.

The novel’s titled The Merry Band of Starstealers and it’s a steampunk pirate novel set in the beginning years of World War I. A teenager, Peter Rodgers, joins the notorious Starstealers, known for distributing illegal weapons to the French.
But it gets a whole lot weirder from there.

So I’m posing a question to my non-existent blog readers:
What do you think the airship pirates’ version of a pirate legend (e.g. Davy Jones’ Locker, the Flying Dutchman) would be like?