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World Building Wednesday: Organizing Your Notes RPG Book Style

Tweet of the Day: Flesh Blood ——- Ah young eager world builders, you have it all: Characters and character illustrations. Locations. Cultures. Maps. In depth history, both social and political. Songs. Poems. Famous battles. Military doctrine. Technological development. Extensive timelines and calendars. Secret histories, conspiracies and legends. You have it all. And it is all […]

Wizards’ World War (s.2) Dispatch 20: Bargains

Tweet of the Day: Would Your Story Benefit From A Distant Narrator? ——– Season 1 – Dispatch (s.2) 1 – Dispatch 19 – Dispatch 21 ——– 2356 Firs Link, Formby, Merseyside, UK,  2 august, 06:39 hrs GMT I woke up in a dazed. My eyes blurry from last night tears. Half remembered dreams swam through […]

TV Tropes Monday: Fantastic Racism

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.22: Microcasting ——– The sad truth is that folks don’t get along. They tend to hate on those of different skin color, sex, sexual identity, age, religion, nationality, wealth and even hair color. So it should come as no surprise that we see the same in speculative fiction. When […]

Weekend Roundup: May 20 – 26

Tweet of the Day: Creating Book Series: Great Idea or Think Again? ——- This week started a bit weird then sort of even out a bit then it hit a wall. Delightful, no? I spent all Sunday and most of Monday through early Wednesday thinking about Diesel Punk, Greek gods, magic and interplanetary travel. I […]

Space for Rent: Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

Tweet of the Day: Freudian Friday: Xander Harris ——– Caveat, I am not asking for money. I don’t need any money. Okay, I do need it, but I’m not asking, nor receiving. Nor am I associated with the site below, but I think it is a cool idea whose time has come. I’m talking about […]

World Building Wednesdays: A Sense of History

Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 9a – Saskia ——- Yesterday I came across this blog post concerning a new literary movement within speculative fiction called “The New Weird.” The blogger did not focus on the definition of this new movement (at least new to me) but he did touch into something that […]

Wizards’ World War (s.2) Dispatch 19: In Dreams

Tweet of the Day: New Weird Weirdness ——- Season 1 – Dispatch (s.2) 1 –Dispatch 18 – Dispatch 20 ——- Gwen won’t let me play with the bunny! The Lady by the Pond stirred the water. “Tell me young knight, tell me of what dreams may come.” TOM! “He was my brother. Why did he […]