When Ending A Scene Becomes Creating Another

I’ve been working on Trail, though had hit a miniature roadblock. These things inevitably happen, and it was about expression. I was happy with the last line that I’d written, and thought it said everything I wanted to at that moment – however it didn’t feel like the end of a scene. It still wanted more.

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Finding One’s Place

It turns out I’ve been blogging here for 20 weeks today. I jumped back to the first post, where I said it’d be mostly preoccupied with fiction – can’t say I ever got around to food like I thought I might, but I’ll definitely submit that I’ve posted about fiction, with a specific interest in the creation of it.

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Tell Me Another Story About The Shepard – Challenge #4 Results

Warning: The following post contains spoilers about the ending of Mass Effect 3. Don’t read on if that’s an issue.

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Narratives and Storytelling in Games – My Night at the NSWWC

On Tuesday, 16th of April, 2013, I returned to the New South Wales Writer’s Centre with Kate. It had been almost precisely eight months since we were last there, to dine on spit roast, eat delicious cake (apparently a trend at the NSWWC), and oh yes, get married.

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Pace, Focus and Viewpoint

The idea for this post comes from Kat, the mind behind “Midnight is for Writing“. See, rather than wait for inspiration to strike, sometimes I’ll prompt people into prompting me. Lazy? Maybe. Inspired? Maybe. Probably neither? Almost definitely. So, it’s been recommended that I write about pace.

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Seven Signs Your Characters Will Try To Kill You

Yes, Seven!

I’m not being alarmist. I swear I’m not. At the back of your mind, you, Writer, have always known that there was something off about your characters. You’ve read them over and over, tried to understand what they were doing in your story, but always felt unsettled by their presence. Were you just paranoid? Were you just doubting your characters instead of doubting yourself? Was it all just IN YOUR MIND?

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I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Writers bear a wonderful burden. They’re the only ones that can put the exact story they’ve imagined into words so that others can experience it too. Even the most horrible procrastinator that gets no further than an outline, or concept, or title… they experience a piece of creativity that few others will ever see.

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Monthly Writing Challenge #4: Alternate Reality Quantum Multiverse Storytelling

Buzzwords Ahoy! So yeah, this is going to get weird. If you just want the challenge, skip to the bottom. Main content contains masked spoilers for Bioshock Infinite, and Far Cry 3. Challenge has spoilers for Firefly/Serenity, and Lord of the Rings.

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