The Formulaic Writer – Part Two

The Formulaic Writer – Part Two

Welcome back to The Formulaic Writer, a semi-regular series where I’m taking a look at various formulas, tips and suggestions that I use as fodder for idea generation when writing. As I mentioned in the last installment, today I’m going to take a look at The Master Fiction Plot of

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The Formulaic Writer – Part One

The Formulaic Writer – Part One

Welcome to the first of a series of blog entries that I’m going to be putting up here for a little bit: The Formulaic Writer. When I say “formulaic,” I don’t mean predictable, or slavishly following tropes or conventions. What I mean in this context is: using various formulas as

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Confessions of an Improvisational Gamemaster

Confessions of an Improvisational Gamemaster

I recently rediscovered this article, which I wrote for Steve Jackson Games’ PYRAMID (still ongoing! Click the link) 15 years ago. I figured I’d throw a copy of it up here, because the advice is still sound. I’ll admit it. I am a lazy Gamemaster. I can’t stand to do

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