Advice

Writing is a Craft

Not like the arts and crafts either. A real craft. Something that you should be working at, ever honing, ever pursuing new heights of your craft. Which is why it boggles my mind when people talk about refusing to read the work of others, refusing to try to improve their ability at stitching words together …

Thank your editors!

I recently had an intense contract that had an editor who tore my work apart with every single opportunity. For that, I couldn’t be more thankful. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that seeing the marked up document didn’t shake me a bit. There were entire sections that had to be heavily reworked, …

Old Standbys

We’re going to shift over to a hat that is more about game design today, though definitively in a narrative sense. There’s still value here, but I’ll understand if you step away and look at some other things instead. I was testing a game last night – working on a contract that I have to …

Stumbling Forward

There’s a strange sentiment that seems to be echoed by many creatives out there – the unique feeling of stumbling and failing forward. I can’t be the only writer or creator out there who feels like their career is almost nothing more than a series of small failures that slowly build up to an actual …