How the Creative Process for Storytelling in Gaming Translates to Writing Novels

Writing is informed by more than the simple act of sitting down and putting words on a page. We get ideas in our everyday lives. We also learn how to write and tell stories through things we do at work and things we do at play. Writer, critic, and educator M. Todd Gallowglas shares how gaming and role play games (RPGs) have informed his approach to writing novels. For example, one of the fun (and frustrating) aspects of RPGs for Gallowglas is the unpredictability that comes when individual players...
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