Day 3: What themes will guide your story?
Story and setting. The theme is what your story is fundamentally about.
"[S]tories are our metaphors for life, our blueprints for living, and theme in particular is the specific truth about the human expe
Day 2: What's your one-sentence premise?
Story and setting. In the introduction I wrote that you might not even have a story idea yet, or you might have several and you're not sure which to stick with. There are lots of interesting ways to genera
Day 1: Why do you want to write 50k words in 30 days?
Writing habits. First things first: what's driving you to want to participate in NaNoWriMo? Do you want to get started on that novel you keep thinking about? Do you want to develop a daily writin
If you've been here before, you've likely seen my 30 Days of Gamemastering Challenge. This year, I thought it would be fun to do a post-a-day challenge for another topic/event near and dear to my heart: National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo
In the introductory article for this series, I determined that in my mind, at least, the main job of the GM is to elicit or evoke emotion in the audience, i.e. the player. That’s why I play roleplaying games, why I don the persona of another: so I