Tag Archive for Star Wars The Old Republic

Machiavellianism & Mary Sue — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

MFinally in the middle…of both the month and the alphabet. Today will be a fun one as this was the letter I was most looking forward to since I started this. It has been an uphill battle to get here, but I am proud of my commitment.

Today is Machiavellianism and Mary Sue. Two key terms, and both related to the written word.

Everyone has been great in showing their support, and I always try to respond and look at your work to show support. Thank you.

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Hubris & Hemingway Code — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

HHere we are on H, which gives us something easier in a week of complicated letters. But don’t worry, from here on out, we’ll get tougher letters. Wait…when I said don’t worry, I meant the opposite. Worry, panic if you have to.

Today we are doing Hubris and Hemingway Code.

As always, please post below, tell me what you think, and if I get something wrong, kindly tell me. I’m a big man*, I can take it.

*big man in a figurative way

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Roleplaying Makes for a Good Writer

Between publishing my novel on Amazon to completing my NaNoWriMo 2013 novel, I did very little writing.  I did do some Fan Fiction for Star Wars The Old Republic, but never in great detail as I do with my writing.

During this time, I was actually responsible for my guild’s RP.  My guild was the Grey Jedi Order.  Eventually I became the Guild Leader.  Now roleplay comes in all forms, including pen and paper, video games, LARP, or in the bedroom.  When I did RP for SWTOR, I modeled after what a DM does for pen and paper such as Dungeons & Dragons or Mechwarrior (where my moniker mad_cat comes from).  Most people I see that did RP in MMORPG tend to do what I call Cantina events, where people are at a bar, standing around and talking.  Through dialogue they reveal stories about their character.  For me, I don’t enjoy Cantina events…I’m spending $15/month just to stand in one place?  No thank you.

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What I’ve Learned – 1st Draft to 2nd Draft

In the last two months, I’ve learned quite a bit about myself as a writer. I am rather proud of myself, though I wish I had others to share it with. Early this morning I finished my 2nd draft of my story. This story started out as something I thought about writing over a year ago but due to my injury, I never got around to writing it.

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