Advice · World-Building · Writing

Using Tabletop RPG Knowledge to Craft a Story

This is going to pique your interest, or it will have you lighting torches and putting out the call for an experienced mob on Craigslist. It’s admittedly polarizing. And fantastic. What’s more, it’s applicable whether or not you subscribe to the idea, and it was all sparked by an innocuous question a friend asked of… Continue reading Using Tabletop RPG Knowledge to Craft a Story

Bonus Material · Writing

When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #2

Here’s the second entry into the story-breaking process I use, and this one is a perfect example of retrofitting ideas: wherein I have an initial idea, and it makes it into the novel, but in a wholly different way than I had first envisioned. Trust me. This happens a LOT with my writing. You’ll find… Continue reading When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #2

Bonus Material · Writing

When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #1

Hey all! I wanted to do something neat for those of you who’ve read my latest novel, When the Man Comes Around. You can consider this a weird mash-up of behind-the-scenes and director’s commentary. I always begin major writing project by writing down notes and ideas by hand in a notebook, and I thought it… Continue reading When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #1

Advice · Real Talk · World-Building · Writing

Macro to Micro: Chipping the mountain down to size.

Good morning, fellow geeks and creatives. I’ve got a little slice of wisdom for you today. Not gonna lie. I may fall into the latter category more often than not. I’ve two guiding way-points when it comes to writing. The first is the idea that “wouldn’t it be cool if…?” is a great way to… Continue reading Macro to Micro: Chipping the mountain down to size.