Scriptorium

Writing, reviews and tutorials by Chris Rosser

Pressure to Americanise my writing?

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A tweet thread about Commonwealth authors feeling pressured to Americanise their writing, gives me pause to reflect on my experiences which thankfully run contrary to this belief.

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Isn’t writing supposed to be fun?

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After a month-long break, I return to writing my novel, only to realise that grinding through the rest of draft is a big mistake. It's time to face reality and ask myself what I really want from writing.

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D&D from an author’s perspective

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I give my perspectives on D&D as a fantasy author, and share what I like about the hobby and how I think it can make me a better writer

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'Secret tunnels' near Tintern Abbey

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This landed in my RSS reader today. I modelled Hafran Abbey in my fantasy setting on Tintern Abbey on the English-Welsh border, and since it plays a big role in forthcoming novel The Weaver's Boy I am sorely tempted to add this into the story! A mysterious network of tunnels

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Gamifying story creation

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An experiment to plan out a short story with a rules-lite RPG system, some roll tables, and a fistful of dice.

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How to write a series with Scrivener

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I combine seperate book projects into a single Scrivener project.

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