2020 Q3 Goals Recap

Hello Lovelies, and welcome again to another quarter end. As usual, I will spend some time going over my quarterly goals set back at the beginning of the quarter. This is because I want to celebrate what I accomplished, figure out what I didn't do, and see if there's anything I want to keep or throw off the list.

5 Notes Apps for Writers

Storyist Storyist is a creative writing application for Mac OS X and iPad. Tailored for novelists and screenwriters, it provides a word processor, a cork board with support for index cards and photos, an outliner, and a project manager. It is very similar to Scrivener, so if you're already using that, you definitely don't need …

Beat the “Shiny New Idea” Syndrome

Ever been diligently working on your main project, when out of nowhere, a new idea hits? It's a great idea. You're super excited about it. You just know that this new idea is way more interesting to write, way more publishable, just so much better than the lump of words you're already working with. Then …

3 Ways Playing Your D&D Campaign Can Help Your Writing

Write Your World I think the most compelling way a tabletop player can use their game to inform their writing is to literally write about the adventures in your world. Recap each session while it's fresh in your mind. I tend to include any Natural 20's or 1's in my recap, as well as fun …

5 Ways DMing or GMing Your D&D Campaign Can Help Your Writing

Explore Characters Tabletop games are great. As a DM, you can make and explore any amount of characters that you want to. If you have a fun concept character, but no story to tell for them, or if you want to get to know them really well before you start writing, consider making them an …

5 Ways Players Can Use Writing for a D&D Campaign

Are you a writer who also plays a tabletop campaign like Dungeons & Dragons? Have you ever thought about how your writing and your campaign go hand in hand? Hi, I'm Zoe, and I'm a writer and a Dungeon Master for a traditional 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons game, as well as a Star Wars …

5 Ways DM’s and GM’s Can Use Writing for a D&D Campaign

Are you a writer who also GM/DM's a tabletop campaign like Dungeons & Dragons? Have you ever thought about how your writing and your campaign go hand in hand? Hi, I'm Zoe, and I'm a writer and a Dungeon Master for a traditional 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons game, as well as a Star Wars …

Save the Cat Beat Sheet – Case Study

Want an example of how the Save the Cat Beat Sheet is used? Let's go over one of my favorite movies of all time, Big Hero 6! Opening Image: The film opens with the sprawling city of Sanfransokyo, a city that resembles San Francisco blended with Tokyo and other Japanese culture. Set-Up: Hiro Hamada spends …