I can’t believe it’s already September! It feels like summer just started, and here we are at the very end. I also can’t believe it’s been almost 5 months since my last update! I’m currently managing 5 websites, 2 podcasts, my company, and, until recently, a live stream channel on Mixer, so a few things are bound to get lost in the shuffle, I guess. But I’m trying to change that. I am really looking for an outlet for some of the more personal (yet still professional) things going on in my life, such as the behind the scenes of Steam Powerd Dreams, trying to find a day job to help fund the company and even a few more personal things like my living situation.

But I’m trying to change that. I am really looking for an outlet for some of the more personal (yet still professional) things going on in my life, such as the behind the scenes of Steam Powerd Dreams, trying to find a day job to help fund the company and even a few more personal things like my living situation.

I am really looking for an outlet for some of the more personal (yet still professional) things going on in my life, such as the behind the scenes of Steam Powerd Dreams, trying to find a day job to help fund the company and even a few more personal things like my living situation.

But that’s topics for another time.

This update is more about what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks, something that has roots back almost a year: The Steam Powered Dreams Story Engine(working title). I actually have the name of it, but as it’s not copyright or anything so I’m going to keep that to myself for now.

The idea behind the SPD Story Engine is to provide a way for both new and veteran writers to quickly and easily create outlines, characters, and worlds with an extreme amount of detail, all while using their own imagination to fuel it.

It cuts out all the logistics of formatting, organizing, and such, as well as adds a lot of value to the writer that they would normally either not think about or omit to save time.

Imagine being able to fully flesh out the character you have in your mind in less than 5 minutes, including all of the little information that you as the writer need to know, even if it never gets included in the story. Or being able to create your setting, anything from a simple room inside of a house to an entire universe, in less time than it probably took to come up with the name. All based on The Hero’s Journey/Monomyth concept!

That’s what I hope to accomplish with this project!

The plans have already been drafted. In fact, I have had this idea fleshed out since last year with the help of a small think tank of friends and family, but the problem was how to create such a robust program.

Which is where my current endeavors come in. Over the past two weeks, I have been cramming in hours each day on learning how to program such a beast. If you’re curious what that means, I’ve been learning full stack programming with

Over the past two weeks, I have been cramming in hours each day on learning how to program such a beast. If you’re curious what that means, I’ve been learning full stack programming with python and Django on the backend so that I can program the first iteration myself and, hopefully, turn to my community for support after that.

For those of you who have undertaken learning a programming language, I know it may sound crazy that I’m essentially learning 5 languages, plus databasing, all within a short period of time, but it’s actually working out rather well so far. I started with a free class on python and then ended up finding something on Udemy that fit my exact needs. If things continue to go the way they have, I should be done with the course within a week or so and should have enough knowledge to start programming!

To be honest, I don’t think the actual programming will be too difficult. What will be a challenge is to get all of the parts of the program to flow together in the way I envision it.

If you’re a programmer and this sounds like something you might be interested in helping with, I’d be more than willing to talk with you. There is no budget up front for it, as you may have guessed from the fact I’m going to be doing the programming myself, but I’d definitely consider revenue share. Just hit me up on email at contact@steampowereddreams.com and put “SPD Story Engine” in the subject.

I’m also looking for writers within the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres to help me make this happen, both for some small content and just general advice.

If you’re interested, just hit me up on email at contact@steampowereddreams.com and put “SPD Story Engine” in the subject.

Alright, that’s it for this update. I’ll be trying to update more often, at least once a month, but also post more content that isn’t directly related to my current writing or Steam Powered Dreams.

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