Category Archives: Games Writers Play

Character Tourist (Games Writers Play)

Got a character who seems stiff and two dimensional? Got a character you don’t understand? Well, try getting to know your character better by taking him on a road trip. What would he or she do if he was visiting … Continue reading

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Help Wanted (Games Writers Play)

Want to get to know your character better? Want to develop them more fully? Then try writing a want ad for someone to fill the position of your main character. Think about the story you’re trying to tell. Think about … Continue reading

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The Classifieds (Games Writers Play)

Every story has a goal. That’s what makes it a story. If you write a story where nothing happens and the characters don’t do anything, there’s not really a story there Many stories have MacGuffins/McGuffins. Per our friends at the … Continue reading

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Online Dating (Games Writers Play)

Does your main character have no character to speak of? Do your supporting characters lack personality? Then try signing your characters up for an online dating service… Not literally, of course; but sit down with a blank page and try … Continue reading

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Time Travel (Games Writers Play)

Are you stuck? Have you written yourself into a corner? Just can’t figure out where your story is going? Why not try time traveling to get your story going again? Settle yourself comfortably in a place and time where you … Continue reading

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Games Writers Play- Story Mash-up

There are lots of classic theme in stories the battle of Good vs Evil, boy meets girl the hero’s journey and so forth. Here’s a way to use those themes to build your story telling skills Get some index cards … Continue reading

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Games Writers Play- Random Ninjas

Feel like your story is getting old or stale? Feel like it’s going in predictable directions? Even worse, has your writing ground to a halt altogether? Remain calm, and try this game writers play Take a random item, or activity, … Continue reading

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Making Headlines (Games Writers Play)

As writers, a lot of us think too small.  We think of our writing as being “that thing I do” but find reasons to block ourselves when we play with the idea of doing something bigger with it. Something like … Continue reading

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Video Games Writers Play (Games Writers Play)

Want a new way to touch base with your creativity?…. Continue reading

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Two Chairs (Games Writers Play)

Find that one of your characters is kinda flat and bland? Want to get to know him better? Want to flesh him out and make him over into a real person?

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