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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 have done NaNo before also know that October is considered by some to be “National Novel Prep Month,” or NaNoPrepMo. The idea behind NaNoPrepMo is that...
Feb
16

February RPG Blog Carnival: How and Where I Write and/or Game Prep

February RPG Blog Carnival: How and Where I Write and/or Game Prep Leicester’s Ramble is hosting February’s RPG Blog Carnival, and this month’s topic is “How and Where You Write and/or Game Prep.” Given my current projects–two RPG campaigns and one unfinished novel–I figured I had plenty to write about for this one. Where I Write/Prep Game My boyfriend and I thought it was worth the extra $100 plus a month to get a two bedroom apartment. The second bedroom serves as our office with both our desks, computers, printers, bookshelves, etc., as well as the game closet and a futon for reading or...
Jan
10

Day 22: Novel Advice for RPGs

Day 22: Novel Advice for RPGs As any reader of my blog knows, I’m an aspiring writer. And like most aspiring writers, I’ve often substituted the act of writing with reading about writing. While this hasn’t done much for improving my craft in a practical sense, it does mean that I’ve absorbed a lot of narrative structure and literary element theorycraft. (It does help a lot with developmental editing, however.) For this reason, I’ve always approached RPGs from an author’s perspective, which isn’t always useful considering that one medium is interactive and...
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 analyzers. #2. Writer’s Digest Writing Articles Writer’s Digest is ultimately a company specializing in selling you writing advice and help, but they have...
Sep
18

NaNoPrepMo ’13: Five Free Writing Guides

NaNoPrepMo ’13: Five Free Writing Guides I was poking through my writing folder this morning and realized I had collected several free writing guides over the years. So I’ve tracked them down again for you to take advantage of without having to shell out the cash moneys (I’d also recommend looking in the 808 Non-fiction section of your local library). It’s September again and there’s less than two months til NaNoWriMo! I’ve decided I’m going to go for it this year, this time without pesky things like classes and homework to worry about–just work, life, and visiting...

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