An interview with text based roleplayers

Great article! Some solid points about text based RP, I can agree with these. I RPed for a while and it kind of switched the writer part of my brain back on after a serious bout of writer’s block. It also helped me get over my paranoia of other people reading what I had written. I’d definitely recommend it for those who are struggling with similar issues (or if you’re just looking for a really really fun hobby).

Author Kyle Perkins

1. How has roleplaying improved your writing?

Thomas: Honestly it helped me a lot. I had strayed away from writing for quite a few years, leaving my first work, a suspense novel, hanging dry with only around 26 chapters done. I hit a block big time, and couldn’t find the motivation to finish it. Roleplaying popped up one day a few years back, and what started as a casual bit of fun to pass the time, quickly grew into quite an obsession, full of passion.

John: I would say working with other people who enjoy writing has inspired me to step up my game when it comes to the work I’m putting out. Things that I normally wouldn’t pay attention to and little errors I would normally let slide suddenly bother me when I know that other people will be reading it.

Christiana: You receive immediate feedback on how effective…

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10 Things I’ve Learned from Editing for Indie Authors

Great article!

Author Kyle Perkins

by Melissa Robitille

I’m a freelance editor. There are two ways of looking at that. I’m taking your precious manuscript and I’m honing and polishing it so that it will be the best it possibly can be. OR… I’m taking your manuscript, your hopes and your dreams and I’m mercilessly crushing them under a sea of red digital ink corrections that make your poor baby look like it’s bleeding to death. It’s all a matter of perspective. I’m only trying to improve your work, I promise, but I’ll admit it can be tough love no matter how diplomatic I try to be. I’m not going to guarantee I’ll be even remotely diplomatic here.
1.    Authors are working hard and really do deserve to be paid for their work.

You’re browsing Amazon and looking at books, wondering if a story is worth $0.99. Are you kidding me? You’re looking at months…

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Slow & Steady Wins the Race… or nah?

I’ve been updating my wordmeter but haven’t posted in a while! I have been doing a lot of reading and writing, but I’ve unplugged the dam with my creative juices and now I have ten different ideas scattered around my desktop!

So, I mean… that’s probably a good thing, but not good for the damn book I started nearly a year ago.

Focus. It sounds so easy, in theory, but… wait, what was I saying?

Really, though… I’ve decided no new projects until I finish this baby. We’ll see how that goes. I did touch base with the friend who is designing my cover, so hopefully I’ll have one of those neat events or something to show it off to the world soon! Exciting stuff!

Anyhow, off I go to fail miserably at staying focused on this thing. lol

TTFN,

SJ