On this episode I roll out the new format, where I sit down and chat for an hour with a creative industry professional. In this case, it’s voice actress Jessica Calvello (Excel Saga, Attack on Titan, Cyanide and Happiness, etc.), and our filters disintegrate from the word go. NSFW, but full of interesting tidbits… Continue reading The AoE Episode 4 – Jessica Calvello!
The experiment continues, and last night I let the audience have more free rein over the tale’s creation, including the genre. As always, they were hilarious, and it was my honor to funnel their ideas into the narrative. Here’s what they came up with for the structure: Genre: Post Apocalyptic Fantasy/Sci-Fi w/ a touch of… Continue reading Xero Should Be Writing Episode 2!
So! As some of you may not know, I began a grand experiment last night. This was spurred on by a friend who had recently had the opportunity to speak with a community manager for Twitch, and who had in turn told me about the fact that there simply isn’t a strong writing presence on… Continue reading Xero Should Be Writing episode 1!
Sorry to delay the next world-building article, but I sorely needed to get this off of my chest. So bear with me. It’s 2017. I know because I’ve multiple calendars scattered across my workspace. There’s the one on my phone, the one on my desktop, and there’s the one that’s included in this blogging site.… Continue reading Being a “Real Writer”
Hey all, 2016 here. It says MMXVI on the stationary, but that’s because Corporate likes the look of it. Anyway … Yeah … this is awkward. But uncomfortable or not I wanted to talk to you, so I’ve plucked up the courage to do so. Because, really, I don’t think we’ve talked nearly enough during… Continue reading A Note From 2016 To You
MOOD: *ominous pipe organ flourish* Currently working on: The Lexicon Calopa (Timeline, Glossary, New Maps) Music: Dethalbum 1, Dethklok It’s trite. It’s cliché. It’s the fodder for lazy villain writing, and the foundation for an antagonist validating their bad behavior to the protagonist. But now, I get to co-opt the statement for my own positive… Continue reading You Can Do This Too
New first, then the goods. I’m now on the tail end of edit and polish on the Lexicon Calopa collection, and I’m really pleased with how it’s shaking out. I’ll be rounding out the month with work on the glossary and timeline, and then next month will be all about illustrating the new maps, interior… Continue reading Discouragement, and Beyond