A note on creating characters

I’m currently reading The Insider’s Guide to Writing for Television by Julian Friedmann and Christopher Walker.  On the whole it’s a very good book and although it has a few small things I didn’t like, the good parts far outweigh the few minor poor parts. I’m in a section on Character Building and the authors mention that Tony Jordan, who…

My GFG Talk Video

When I spoke at the Games Forum Germany conference in January, the talk I gave was recorded.  I’m not sure when it went online, but you can now view the talk in full.  You have to scroll down the list of videos a little to get to mine. The talk is about aspects of character and while I’m mostly pleased…

The Lost Game – a scene

I decided to pull out one of the scenes from the “never to be published”, Call of Cthulhu: Destiny’s End. This takes place near the beginning of the intended game. Emily has taken car keys belonging to her father, Michael, and her new friend, Jacob, is waiting for her. ___ Emily leaves the house with the keys in her hand…

The right tone

Last night I stayed up late (for me) and spent a little time on bits of a novel that I’ve been fiddling with for some time and yet has not progressed very well at all. Much of the problem has been getting the right tone and voice for it and last night I think I managed to do just that….

Games Forum Germany

Next week I’m talking at the Games Forum Germany. I was rather surprised when I was invited and, of course, very honoured. I hope I give a talk they’ll be pleased with. I decided to talk about aspects of character, but I didn’t want to go down the route of it being an instructional talk, so I’m hoping that I…

Mitchell – new cartoon cat

Another idea for a cartoon cat forced it’s way into the now-cramped cupboard-under-the-stairs that is my mind and being fired up about the look of the character and the fun I can have with him, I’ve already posted the first cartoon online. I hope you enjoy his exploits. Please tell me what you think.