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Apr
22

Discover the Narrative Worlds of Play-by-Post Roleplaying

Discover the Narrative Worlds of Play-by-Post Roleplaying Sometimes, our schedules are so hectic or weird—or we live so far away from other gamers with similar playstyles—that getting a good tabletop group together seems impossible. Other times, we are looking to roleplay in a specific kind of fantasy or sci-fi world, or within a TV/book/anime fandom that really inspires us. Perhaps writing a detailed character backstory is one of your favorite parts of the...
Oct
31

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 31

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 31 Day 31: What’s your post-NaNoWriMo plan? Writing habits. Let’s assume that you can get through the next thirty days in once piece and make it to the finish line. When you finish, what is the next step for the manuscript? First things first, you should continue writing until you finish. Seriously. Do you think you’ll be able to continue at the same pace? If not, what adjustments do you plan to...
Oct
30

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 30

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 30 Day 30: Do you want to create a scene tracker? Story and setting. If an outline is the macro level of your plot, the scene tracker allows you to delve into greater detail on a scene-by-scene basis. Again, you may not need or want one, but you may find it useful to think of scenes in their component parts as you write your way through NaNo. You’ll want to have your outline handy for this, but you can...
Oct
29

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 29

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 29 Day 29: Do you want to write an outline? Story and setting. We’ve covered a lot of major topics in the last month, but how do we combine these disparate story ingredients into a recipe for a novel? For some people, the ingredients are enough on their own. They like the adventure of mixing them together on the fly to see what they come up with. By not defining everything beforehand, they have a lot...
Oct
28

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 28

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 28 Day 28: What are your NaNoWriMo contingency plans? Writing habits. Life happens. We all know this. But do you know how you’ll cope with life happening during NaNoWriMo so you don’t end up regretting anything? Some days the writing comes more slowly than others. Other days an emergency arises at work or home. Or perhaps you know in advance you’re not going to be able to write one day. Suddenly,...

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