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Telling Stories: Avoiding cabinet flaws

Once you get the idea in your head that characters should be flawed, you don’t immediately know how to go about making that a thing.  So you wind up with characters who have cabinet flaws, and over time you solve those flaws, and then suddenly your character isn’t flawed any longer.  1,072 more words


Real marketers tell stories

Believing is only half of the equation in selling a good product. Seth Godin, author of “All Marketers are Liars” states that we will believe what we want to, and as soon as that thought is put into our minds, it becomes a “self-fulfilling” truth. 368 more words


*how summer never came (but did)*

By separating the year into 4 different seasons, and by representing those seasons with language, I almost expect seasons to hit me on the head announcing their arrival. 644 more words

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Influencing Me - Looking at Paintings for Inspiration

The other day I was having a conversation with Laura Macky and she was saying how she wants to start looking at paintings and artists from other times, or something to that effect.   935 more words



It’s the morning after the writing workshop with Alice Kuipers.

Yesterday after returning, I was pumped.  I made  plans for a feasible writing practice. I had set goals for next week, next month, the next 6 months and for the next year. 567 more words

Telling Stories: Fueling the maze-builders

Two weeks ago, I put forth what I think is a fairly simple philosophy for getting storylines moving in games – I don’t build the story.  1,181 more words


The Art of Discourse

“There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.”

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