As a lot of you now know from my last post regarding gender, Vicariously Male, I am genderfluid, which means my gender oscillates from one end to the other of the gender spectrum. Today, I one of my dear friends published a comic on mine as a guest post on their blog. I had originally… Read More Guest post – Fluid mom!
Table-top RPGs are important to me in a way that I’ve seldom had the courage to describe. Sure, they helped a lot make me into the writer I am, and taught me a ton about storytelling and collaborative fiction; but much more than this, it helped me deal with a lot of the difficult things… Read More Vicariously male
Whether you are writing a piece of fiction or planning a role-playing game, world building is a crucial aspect of the story you are building, especially if you deal with science-fiction and fantasy. I’ve written a lot about world building before (which you can read about here and here) but I’ve never addressed the particulars… Read More Building a world
Hi everyone! I’ve started writing a regular column for The Grind, a new Ottawa-based magazine which concentrates on all things gaming. The column is going to be called “GM diaries” and will cover aspects of GMing. In the first installment, I discuss what you as a GM can do to help your players develop characters… Read More Character creation, the GM’s side
We interrupt our regular programming to bring you this special report! Seriously, though, my publisher, Renaissance Press, is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their first board game, A Match Made In Austen. It’s a game of storytelling, strategy and serendipity, inspired by the timeless works of Jane Austen. Tell your story, roll the dice, and see… Read More And now a word…
That RPG thing, and what it has to do with writing So a while back, I changed the description of the page from “tips on writing better fiction” to “writing, roleplaying and storytelling”. This might seem as though I changed the vocation of the page, but that isn’t the case at all; in fact, I’m… Read More What does role-playing have to do with writing, anyway?