October, 2015

Writing

Renovate Your Sentences With Active Phrasing

Many writers weaken the exciting moments of their work with phrasing that resembles dry rambling. If that includes you, what you need is active phrasing. It makes prose tighter and more powerful, and it’s essential for fast-paced scenes. Follow these guidelines to make your sentences … read more »

Storytelling

Five Horror Cliches Waiting to Be Broken

Like any genre of storytelling, horror has certain rules and techniques that make it more effective. That isn’t usually a problem. Otherwise, we might play Yakety Sax during the chase scene. But sometimes, these conventions get overused and become predictable. That’s not scary. Other times, … read more »

Roleplaying

Preparing to Run the Zombie Apocalypse

Everyone loves to talk about their zombie plan, but who actually needs one? Game masters, that’s who! The zombie apocalypse is ever popular for roleplaying games, but it’s also challenging. Many factors go into creating the perfect undead playground, even when they seem simple from … read more »