News writing

My copy of “The Assoicated Press Guide to News Writing” came in the mail today. I finished the first chapter, and I already love this book. More to follow.

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Writing Prompts

I’ve been working on writing prompts for a while. I thought I would share some of them with you. Use freely as you wish. A card player discovers that the card game he loves playing is real, and that his battles are actually wars taking place in another dimension. People have learned how to upload

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Session 2

The Mayor actually turned out to be “Governor Nighthill” – Governor being his first name, oddly enough. He was indeed an elderly man, stooped and wizened from his advanced years. But his eyes were bright as he quickly pointed to the surrounding area and begged the heroes to help save his town. As he was

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Mental Disorders

I don’t understand the fascination people have with self-diagnosing serious mental disorders, and laughing about it like it is some kind of joke. I, myself, have occasionally used the colloquial phrase, “Sorry, my OCD made me do that.” when I’ve done something stereotypically OCD. Something you’d see Tony Shalhoub do in passing on Monk when

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The one where I nerd out a bit

So, pardon me for a moment as I freak out and have tons of happy-go-lucky James time. RA Salvatore posted this today. So. Freakin’. Stoked. That’s my favorite author, retweeting and talking about my tweet!

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Player Retention

I published an eBook based on an earlier blog post. That blog post detailed my notes from a panel that I did back in October for Springfield G.A.M.E. You can find my eBook here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P841VBA It’s called “Player Retention” and it focuses primarily on keeping players coming back to your gaming table each week by

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Session 1

Hoard of the Dragon Queen Ghesh, a Dragonling Cleric of Lliiara set off on an adventure from Amn. Traveling with him were the Tiefling siblings Elsen and Kallista; Wizard and Rogue, respectively.  Their journey was leisurely; certainly the easiest gold any of them had made, protecting the simple caravan of items bound for the town

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“Light Stalking” and other misnomers.

You may, or may not be aware of the online piece recently written for the Guardian by Kathleen Hale. As a precursor to what I’m about to write, Kathleen seems like a generally cool person that I wouldn’t mind hanging out with. She is clearly a clever person, with a lot of talent, and an

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G.A.M.E. Panel Notes – Player Retention

Originally I was going to publish my notes with some annotations, but as I started going through fleshing them out a bit, I discovered a well of information that I wanted to get across. So. Here are my notes, typed out like I used them during the panel. I’ll have more details on what I’ll

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