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7 Things Video Gaming Taught Me About Writing
This post is live now on my Patreon! It’s open to everyone, and is a sample of the kind of writing/gaming geekery a subscription will get you.
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New on my Patreon
With everything else going on, it’s a fun challenge to remember to update my Patreon and come up with things to say. I’m trying to keep it varied enough to appeal to writers, editors, readers, and gamers.
Today I posted the second installment on a series about my novel Aether’s Pawn and the real-world places that served as inspiration for the book.
A look at one of my favorite UK villages, and how it inspired my novel. Now available on my Patreon from the $3 tier and up. (With bonus cat.)
New Patreon Post: Writing Sequels
Here’s a new public post up on my Patreon. Did you know I have a Patreon? That’s where most of my posts go these days. You can check out this one for free, and maybe consider subscribing for more writing, gaming, crafting, and cats. Tiers start at $3.
“The Dybbuk Ward”
You can now read my story “The Dybbuk Ward” at FANTASY MAGAZINE. There is also an author spotlight, and an audio version of the story. Enjoy!
Announcing Ravenloft: Mist Hunters
I’m excited to announce that Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League has invited me back to write another roleplaying adventure. I’ll be penning Part 11 of 12, coming to the Dungeon Masters Guild in January 2022.
What’s this all about? Click to discover some mysterious hints on the official D&D Blog.
I can’t tell you much at this point, but here are some things I can confirm about my adventure:
- It will have pages.
- It will be available at the Dungeon Masters Guild (where you can currently find my adventure Forge of Fangs).
- It may contain maps and/or sidebars, and/or stat blocks.
- It is currently SHROUDED IN SECRECY.
I think that’s all I can safely reveal! But more info will appear here as secrets emerge from the mists. Stay tuned!
Forge of Fangs
I’m pleased to announce that my D&D Adventurers League adventure, FORGE OF FANGS (DDAL 08-15) is now available for purchase at the DM’s Guild website. You can get the PDF, for hours of fun, for a mere $4.99.
I’ll be running this adventure for the first time at the upcoming Bookwyrm Gaming Convention, coming to Woodward Park Library in Fresno, CA the weekend of April 6-7, 2019.
My contact info is on the main page of the blog if you’d like to chat about having me come out and run this adventure for your organization or convention. 🙂
I’ve been a D&D player since Mr. Lawrence, my third-grade teacher, introduced us to the game in class. I’m over the moon to have the chance to officially be a part of the world and its lore.
If you play it, please drop me a line and tell me about it!
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed on with Wizards of the Coast to write an adventure for the Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League!
I can’t share much at this time, but:
- I’m really excited to have the chance to be cruel to a whole new audience of players!
- I’ll share more news here on my website as I can.
- As with my Pathfinder PFS scenario, I’ll be happy to run it for your gaming group / convention if you help me get to you.
Additionally, for those who got here through my newsletter and were promised that they could “find out more” at this link:
- The adventure will be available in PDF format at the Dungeon Masters Guild.
- It will probably involve humanoids and/or monsters, and at least one quest.
- I’ll be working with some very talented designers.
- If you print out the adventure, I’ll be happy to sign it for you.
- EEEEEE, I’M WRITING FOR D&D! My inner 8-year-old, who first learned D&D in Mr. Lawrence’s 3rd grade class, is bouncing off the walls. 🙂
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Essence becomes Aether
A while back, OF THE ESSENCE rights-reverted to me. I’ve been alternating between working on other projects and pondering what the best thing to do with it would be. It contained proprietary creatures and content from the HELLMAW setting, so any future action is going to require some significant changes.
Well, thanks to a handful of talented fellow authors, and a stack of very helpful reference books, I’ve found that angle. I’m currently about a third of the way through a new first draft, and excited about the way things are going. There’s a chance that you’ll be able to hold Quills’s story in your hands in the not so distant future. And then? She might have sequels. So . . . stay tuned!
Taos Toolbox, day 0
Yesterday I met up with two other workshop participants in Albuquerque and drove them up to Taos, and then up up up some more to the Angel Fire Resort. After some kerfuffle, I got settled in and met up with the whole group for orientation and dinner.
We’re at 8300 feet or so up here, and I felt it more than I expected to, but less than would be worrisome. My manuscript is up in the first day’s round of critiques, and I made sure that I’d re-read the other two manuscripts before bed. I don’t sleep well my first night in a new place, but a couple random coyotes sang me to sleep. When I peeked out the window in the middle of the night, the stars looked low and close and bright.