I’ve never broached this subject before, which for me is kind of a miracle. It’s certainly something that I’ve had to work under for the entirety of my creative career, yet not once did it ever occur to me to write a help-piece for others. That was of course, until last night. My wife came… Continue reading I’m not who I think you think I am.
(Author’s note: This is an abridged version of my hour long “Writing for Tabletop” panel that I give at conventions. I’m mainly focusing on my core tenets for how I approach it. Also, may the 4th be with you!) Storytelling, no matter who is slinging the narrative, has a shared toolbox to take fleeting concepts… Continue reading Writing for Tabletop Gaming
Got some news bits for you, and a new geeky article—this one on my process for storytelling for tabletop gaming—will be up tomorrow. Let’s get to it. GAIN XP Katy and I had a wonderful time of inaugural events this weekend past. Not only was it the first even for this new convention in Colorado,… Continue reading All the News that’s fit to blog.
Before I get into this, let’s have some news. I’ll be at Gain Xp next weekend here in Colorado! I’ll have a table where my wife and I will peddling both When the Man Comes Around, and my latest book “Some A**hole in Pajamas Talks about Writing”, and we’re working out a way for folks… Continue reading Goodbye for now, Calopa
I adore creative project documentaries. You know the ones. They’re the “making of” documentaries. Games, movies, comics, the works. I love seeing the process, and hearing the anecdotes from these talented powerhouses as they walk us through the landscape that separates their initial concept and the finished product. Over the years, just taking the time… Continue reading Growing Stories, Salvaging Ideas
Hopefully by now you’re taken some time to give the Teaser for Black Chords a listen. If you haven’t it’s right over here. Thanks again to the lovely Jessica Calvello for lending her talent to the debut! But I’ve been getting some questions about the project, and I decided to go ahead and whip up… Continue reading Black Chords Teaser, and what comes next
Now that I’m finally past putting googly eyes on the minor mountain of pre-orders for my new book, (and seriously, thanks guys and gal. You’re the best!) it’s high time I wrote up another article for this little blog-that-could. Well, that, and my wife/manager is giving me side-eye to prompt me to put forth more… Continue reading Plot vs. Story, now with Star Wars