I’m currently reading Lee Sheldon’s Character Development and Storytelling for Games, and this passage hit me pretty hard. If you can get to the point where your favorite game no longer entertains you, you will have taken a crucial step toward understanding how it worked its magic. It can be a sad moment and an… Read more Kill Your Darlings (and Theirs)
It was a splurge. Not an impulsive purchase, mind you, but a splurge nevertheless. For the past two months, every visit to a nearby Barnes and Noble either started or ended with a trip to that section of the store where beautifully ornate but overpriced journals are kept, displayed in such a way that even… Read more Journal Entry
I’m reading through Robert McKee’s Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting. In the book’s first chapter, the author offers a list of the various loves a writer needs to “bring the work a vision that’s driven by fresh insights into human nature and society, coupled with in-depth knowledge of your characters and… Read more The Love of Story and Knowning People
As someone who runs multiple blogs, one of the most annoying aspects of my work is having to log into various sites when writing. That means I have to keep track of multiple lists of published and unpublished posts and be online if I want to get something ready for publication. Sure, I could use… Read more Blogging Software (Mostly) for the Mac
It’s Sunday. I spent all day yesterday either out, or watching my Stargate SG-1 DVDs. I expected to be writing, catching up on my NaNoWriMo novel, which got set back this week by a few things, but instead decided to–well, I haven’t decided anything yet. But the story? It’s sucking. Hard. Maybe you can help… Read more Premature Ending?
In case you didn’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, for short). It’s when thousands of would-be novelists and actual novelists pledge themselves to constructing and writing a 50,000+ word novel in 30 days. (That, by the way, is about 1650 words a day, every day, for the entire month.) This year, among… Read more 4,136 Words Written, 45,864 to Go
That last month in Fort Lauderdale was a blur, and as quickly as it started it was over. Coming back to Tampa, I feel like my life is restarting after a five year pause. Part of that restart includes my returning to school. Last night I had a dream, about going back to USF, this… Read more Seven in the Works
So here’s the second official typecast. (The post previous this chronologically doesn’t count because it wasn’t primarily a typewritten thing.) I’ve started it with a text intro because I decided I hate having a huge image on the front page, no matter how awesome it is. However, if you’re reading this post via either RSS… Read more Typecast #2: Olympia SM-3