Writing · Writing advice

Has your writing ever upset someone important to you?

Originally posted on Storyslingers:
Have you ever produced something that has had a negative effect on someone you know, or your relationship with them? You can’t please everyone in writing; it is an impossibility. Any subject that we as writers choose of our own volition to explore in our work has the potential to upset…

Writing · Writing advice

To what end? Does being a writer mean you have to have an endgame?

Originally posted on Storyslingers:
If I were a sculptor… but then again no, that’s not a good way to start off this post. Let me try this again for you. Doing something you love but not getting paid for it generally makes you a “hobbyist”. If I set up an easel in my garage and…

Video Games · Writing · Writing advice

Video game writing – interactive storytelling or grand world building design?

Originally posted on Storyslingers:
I have never made it a secret that I am an avid (if not particularly good) video game player, and I have noticed that storytelling in video games has evolved and become a lot more ambitious in the last few years. It’s come a long way from a lengthy backstory written…

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Now that the excuses are out of the way…

Or how I’ve never been able to keep a diary. My intentions when starting this blog were to get myself writing again while keeping myself occupied after the upcoming hernia repair. I’ve never been able to keep a diary for very long. Whenever I tried it in the past (and maybe someone who is reading… Continue reading Now that the excuses are out of the way…