Weekend Writing Prompts: A CHARACTER FOR YOUR NEW WORLD

By Adeline Piercy and Mack Dechaine In the final piece of our Dungeons & Dragons series, you can take the character you built in last week's post and give them a compelling backstory that is memorable and provides a great foundation to write a fantastic story. While these resources focus on D&D characters and the … Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompts: A CHARACTER FOR YOUR NEW WORLD

Using Dungeons & Dragons for World-building: Characters

By Adeline Piercy & Mack Dechaine In the final part of the Dungeons & Dragons series, we will be looking at D&D resources for building characters. Building characters with these tools can be a great way to make sure that your characters are distinct from each other and can also help with writer's block when … Continue reading Using Dungeons & Dragons for World-building: Characters

Weekend Writing Prompts: ALIEN APOCALYPSE

Apocalyptic fiction has been around since the origins of mythology. Modern recognizable stories started in the early 19th century and became mainstream after WWII since nuclear weapons brought global annihilation to public consciousness. A quick google reveals that the apocalypse genre can include all sorts of sub-genres and causes of mass destruction, such as a … Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompts: ALIEN APOCALYPSE

Dialogue Case Study: “Season of Storms,” from The Witcher Series

Dialogue may be one of the hardest things for a writer to perfect. When it comes to showing instead of telling, Andrzej Sapkowski is a master. In his books, dialogue is the primary source of storytelling--you can go pages without exposition, but the reader always knows exactly what's happening around the conversation. The characters have … Continue reading Dialogue Case Study: “Season of Storms,” from The Witcher Series