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You don’t have much to say. That’s your role: to pop up, advance the plot, and be gone. People are supposed to care more about what you say or do than about you. 158 more words

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Why Your Roleplaying Game Makes a Kickass Novel

In my last article, I talked a bit about why roleplaying game campaigns make horrible novels. Now, I’m going to look at elements of roleplaying games that actually map to novels rather well, and how these ideas can be incorporated into fiction. 1,045 more words


Dear Important Minor POV Character

Dear Important Minor POV Character,

It has come to my attention that, despite the epic fantasy genre of my latest work, it is not advisable to have more point-of-view characters than George R. 373 more words


Palm Sunday: Minor Characters

Earlier this evening, I delivered this homily at the Palm Sunday service at the Trinity College Chapel in Hartford, Connecticut. This was my third time preaching in this space (actually, my third time preaching ever…). 1,507 more words


Sunday Stumper #44: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is regarded as one of the most influential and notable novelists of the nineteenth century, and consequently, he was the perfect topic for our 44th Sunday Stumper!   520 more words


Minor Gift: A Free Chapter

New Year’s Day is a good time to start the year off right by sharing with others, and so I’m sharing a chapter from my book, … 1,712 more words


Minor Character Necessity


There’s an interesting curiosity I’ve found in many of the stories I’ve been exposed to. A lot of the time people’s favorite characters are not the ones the story is centered around. 667 more words