September 21, 2019

Writing is scary. When I first started writing I spent a lot of time world building, outlining, or making pretty character aesthetics – anything but actual writing. I couldn’t get over this fear of writing because I worried that I wasn’t good enough to write, or that it’ll be a waste of time and no…

September 7, 2019

This is going to sound like I’m starting an argument; which are better, books or video games? Instead, I want to explore the similarities and differences between books and video games as a form of storytelling medium and answer these two questions: Can video games be used to tell a good story? Are books inherently…

August 31, 2019

When you think of writing communities you might think of a local writing group meeting up at a coffee shop or an online forum. But you might not think of Discord! Discord is an online chat community a bit like the IRC chat rooms of old crossed with the messenger and voice chat of Skype….

August 24, 2019

There’s a lot of writing advice out there. Literally everyone has rules and opinions on how to start writing, how to keep writing, how to write well. You’ve probably heard these most common rules: Write every day. Don’t use adverbs. Show, don’t tell. Only use said in dialogue. Never start a book with a prologue….