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Sep
30

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo If you’ve been here before, you’ve likely seen my 30 Days of Gamemastering Challenge. Another topic/event near and dear to my heart, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, deserved to get some novel writing prompts of its own. NaNo is a wild ride in which you try to write daily and complete a fifty-thousand word “novel” during the month of November. Some of you who...
Dec
28

Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge

Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge In order to help expand my horizons as a reader, writer, and editor, I’m going to attempt Book Riot’s 2015 Read Harder Challenge. I already have a substantial to-read backlog of books I own (tsundoku is the term in Japanese, I believe), so many of those are worked in, but I did find a number of books I might not have considered otherwise. Is anyone else doing this or another reading challenge...
Oct
29

10 Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo 2013

10 Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo 2013 Fiddleback requested some advice for people attempting NaNoWriMo, and I’m happy to oblige him. Without further ado, here’s what worked for me to finish 43k words in 21 days last year (and I would’ve won, too, if it hadn’t been for a week-long visit to NY to visit family for Thanksgiving). Luckily, we’ve got five weekends this year to kick some ass, so let’s do this!...
Sep
20

NaNoPrepMo ’14: Five Writing Resource Sites

NaNoPrepMo ’14: Five Writing Resource Sites It’s not quite October yet, but the internet is already gearing up for another awesome year of NaNoWriMo! Here are a handful of sites chock full of writing resources to get your creative juices flowing or help you along the journey: #1. StoryToolz.com This simple and clean site has a number of tools that are eminently useful to WriMo’s, including random generators, word counters, and prose...
May
22

A Double-edged Sword: Making Your Greatest Strengths Your Greatest Weaknesses

For the typical D&D player, the game essentially boils down to “winning.” You slay the monsters, find the treasure, level up. A steady upward climb. Fun, to be sure, but I’d rather just play a board or video game if I wanted that. Tabletop allows for a little something more, that is to say, the unparallelled ability to tell any story, act any part. It’s the stage on a smaller...

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