Creative analysis, Twines, Videogames, Writing

Come play Up a Mountain, a short Twine game

Having last year sought some insight from CY Reid and Cara Ellison about how to make Twine games (they pointed me to here and said some stuff) and having recently been disappointed by the character creation choices of a new RPG that has stormed the charts recently… this weekend I put together Up a Mountain. Continue reading

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Creative analysis, Websites, Writing

Using Trello for editorial calendars

Trello editorial calendar example v1This past week I’ve been working on editorial calendars. The above one is a redacted version of the one for Hex Dimension. We’d already been using Trello to help plan site content, but recently I found out that the project management platform has a calendar feature that aligns your Trello board’s “cards” to to a calendar view if said cards have due dates set on them. Continue reading

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Comics writing, Creative analysis, Writing

2013-Winner-Facebook-Cover

I’ve completed National Novel Writing Month. The last few days had been really hard – had a bad reaction to antibiotics this week and couldn’t sit up yesterday, when I had just 3000 words left – but I managed to work pass the pain today. You can see my validated entry here.

Technically, the novel isn’t finished, but I’m not sure I want it to continue as a novel. Due to how visual the body of Compromised Systems ended up being, I do feel strongly that it would work far better as a series of comics than as a piece of written prose. So I’m gonna look at adapting it. Though maybe I’m being harsh on myself – I do have plans to inflict it on several guinea pigs before making a definite choice.

To be honest, the whole process reminded me why I switched from writing in the novel format to screenplays and comics five years ago. I really don’t do introverted writing with characters deeply dwelling on their situation. Not that I’m all action either. I prefer events and surroundings to reflect the inner workings of the mind.

Anyway. I’m gonna go and have a lie down or something. Going to my area’s TGO party tomorrow.

And a shout-out to the NaNoWriPod! who helped get me through this last week.

Completed NaNoWriMo 2013

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