Studio Blog

How to Make a Monster

Just about every kind of writing involves at least a little bit of world building. For some writers it may just be creating your characters and the places where they live and work in a story that is otherwise wholly naturalistic and set in the really real world, but pretty much all of us here […]

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All Hallow’s Read

A few years ago, Neil Gaiman suggested a “modest proposal” that became All Hallow’s Read, a tradition in which we give people scary books to read for Halloween. Seems simple enough, right? And while it may not yet be as popular as, say, trick-or-treating or giving people presents at Christmastime, it has certainly caught on with […]

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Best By: Why Freshness Matters in SEO

We all know that Google’s search algorithms prioritize fresh, dynamic, and engaging content. It’s the reason why the old trick of dumping a bunch of keywords into a pile at the bottom of the page doesn’t cut it anymore, and why copy-and-pasting the same content to multiple sites tends to dull its impact. But did […]

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Congratulations to All the Hugo Award Winners!

In spite of another somewhat-embarrassing-for-all-involved puppy-related debacle when it came to the nominees for the 2016 Hugo Awards, the winners who were announced at WorldCon over the weekend were a resounding rebuff to the nostalgia crowd and a reminder that science fiction is about looking forward, not looking back. We here at Clockpunk Studios would […]

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Managed WordPress with WP Engine & Summer Savings!

Whether you’re setting up just a single blog or a complex, interlocking site, there’s a good chance that you can benefit from managed WordPress hosting and support. What’s the difference? Faster speed, scalable, secure architecture, and top-notch customer support, to name a few. Here at Clockpunk Studios, WP Engine is one of the solutions that […]

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In Case of Bad Reviews, Break Glass

Most of our clients here at Clockpunk Studios are authors, editors, or publishers. Heck, all of us are authors ourselves! Which means that we know first hand how tough it can be to receive a dreaded one-star review on Amazon or Goodreads. Fortunately, a bad review doesn’t have to spoil your day, and it certainly […]

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Why WordPress?

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we primarily build our websites using custom-designed templates on the WordPress platform. So the question is bound to come up from time to time: Why use WordPress, when there are so many other content management systems available to authors, publishers, and web designers when it comes to building websites? At Clockpunk […]

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Magazine Clients

While we here at Clockpunk Studios are particularly proud of the launch of Congress Magazine, thanks to the involvement of Editrix and Clockpunk collaborator Molly Tanzer, Congress was by no means our first magazine rodeo. In fact, we’ve designed the websites–and done other back-end work–for a number of major magazines across a variety of different genres. Here are […]

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Congress Magazine

Imagine a witty double-entendre here… Earlier this month, we welcomed into existence our latest (NSFW) project here at Clockpunk Studios: Congress Magazine, a serial publication of “thoughtful erotica” coming your way every other month, edited by our very own Molly Tanzer and featuring work by some of the very best writers of highly literary (and […]

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Congratulations to the 2016 Hugo Award Nominees!

We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all the Hugo Award Nominees, those whose works were deemed to have sufficient artistic merit to make the list of finalists for science fiction’s most prestigious award. And while there has been some controversy, to put it mildly, surrounding the Hugo Awards for the last couple […]

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