This week I'm interviewing Jack Price, who has recently self-published on Amazon Kindle. He chooses to express himself through lots of different mediums, and I wanted to know what pushed him to become a writer in the first place.
RP. You're thinking... what? Received pronunciation? Rating pending? No, none of those things. I'm talking about roleplay. Potentially quite a few strange and different thoughts are going through your head right now. Are you sat there thinking, "what the heck?... Continue Reading →
When I'm not writing, I'm either gaming or reading. This week I'll be giving you a little peek at what I've been reading recently and what I've had on the back-burner for over four years (oh dear...).
Following up from my post last week, I wanted to expand on what I said about everything being a narrative, and them being quite literally everywhere.
Specifically, I wanted to comment on games as narratives. Now if you're a gamer, surely you play for the entertainment value. But how important is the story?
Fiction is forever predicting what will come next. But how accurate is it, and how much have we caught up to the imaginations of writers such as Isaac Asimov and Alan Moore?
If you've ever written a novel, you'll know it's no easy feat. In fact, if you've ever written anything, it's not easy. But I'm focusing on novels in particular, because that's what I tend to write most of the time.
Now don't get me wrong - there are a lot of pitfalls and places to trip up while writing a book. But one of the biggest decisions is whether to flat out write the damn thing - 'pants' it - to completely write with abandon, no plan, to plunge into the writing head-on, or to meticulously plan every last detail before you start writing.
Which one is better?