Blog Archive

This is my blog where I talk about the nuts and bolts of my two biggest passions: video game development and creative writing. Since the two subjects share many aspects in common, I’m keeping them on the same page.

Blog - Writing

The Writer’s Voice

October 2, 2018 : Writing

Lessons learned in the journey to learning writing: Understanding voice.

The Soul Triptych

July 29, 2018 : Writing

A discussion about the use of the so-called soul triptych in crafting characters, as well as works that include it to good effect

Creating An Author Website

July 22, 2018 : Writing

For indie authors who don't have a deep technical background, a step-by-step guide for promotional website creation

Non Linear Writing

July 20, 2018 : Writing

A discussion of the benefits of writing your chapters out of order.

Environmental Storytelling

July 2, 2018 : Writing

Creating environments that tell their own story

Books On Writing

June 20, 2018 : Writing

Recommendations for books on the craft of fiction writing.

Dialogue

June 16, 2018 : Writing

Tricks and techniques to improve the art of writing good dialogue.

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Blog - Video Game Development

Resume Writing

July 16, 2018 : Videogames

A podcast of few valuable do's and don'ts when it comes to the process of writing a resume

Mobile Game Development

July 14, 2018 : Videogames

A podcast interview with Matt Laurence, a Creative Manager at Ubisoft in Abu Dhabi

Immersion

July 3, 2018 : Videogames

A strategic methodology for leveraging pattern recognition to create engagement

You’re Not the Boss Of Me (Yet)

June 30, 2018 : Videogames

Women in leadership roles in the videogame industry

Strategic Filters – Character Design

June 29, 2018 : Videogames

A structured approach to providing constructive feedback for videogame character design.

Remote Associations

June 27, 2018 : Videogames

Understanding the roots of the creative process.

It’s the Audience, Stupid

June 24, 2018 : Videogames

Understanding your audience is a key element of creating entertainment.

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Blog - Book Reviews

Down and Across

August 11, 2018 :

A coming-of-age story in the John Green style. I give this book a 4 star rating

The Nightmare of Moxie Gore

August 5, 2018 :

It's rare when debut authors have such a strong start, but the first book in The Pallbearer Prophecy series earns Moxie Gore five stars

Sanctuary – Caryn Lix

August 2, 2018 :

Aliens meets The Darkest Minds. This YA Sci Fi novel rates 3½ stars with me. Fun to read, but with room for improvement.

Down and Across

August 11, 2018 :

A coming-of-age story in the John Green style. I give this book a 4 star rating

The Nightmare of Moxie Gore

August 5, 2018 :

It's rare when debut authors have such a strong start, but the first book in The Pallbearer Prophecy series earns Moxie Gore five stars

Sanctuary – Caryn Lix

August 2, 2018 :

Aliens meets The Darkest Minds. This YA Sci Fi novel rates 3½ stars with me. Fun to read, but with room for improvement.

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