Where Do Ideas Come From?

Not long ago I was asked the following question by the lovely Stacey: where do you get your inspiration, and how do you develop that into a plot? What comes first: character idea, world idea, or a personal achievement idea? I turned the question first to all of you, and unsurprisingly your answers were as […]

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Gratitude

I.   in the years that I was worse where I was angry and afraid you did not turn me away; you held my hand as I span,   nothing but a whirling storm. in the days after I tried to end it you let me sleep on your floor. you told me what safe […]

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How LRP Can Help You Learn to Show, Not Tell

In my first year of university, I made some friends who invited me to play a tabletop game called Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. I had only a very vague idea what this meant; I had just about heard of D&D, but until then my roleplaying credentials consisted of Harry Potter games on Livejournal and forums – […]

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Overcoming Your Fear of Writing A Novel

This year, my fiance and I brought our first house. The place we ended up with wasn’t – and still isn’t – perfect. Its previous owner had a great fondness for textured and patterned wallpaper, but by the time we brought the house much of this wallpaper was peeling off. So whilst the work it […]

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