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Dear Synopsis

August 22, 2016 • eparkin1208

Dear synopsis,
You & me? We got a problem. See you’re supposed to help me sell my manuscript to agents. You’re supposed to be a road map of my stories plot. Event A begets even B etc. I can understand that But see here’s my problem with you. You’re too bloody short! Nobody can agree on the length to make you. One page?, Two pages?, As many as five? How much detail am I supposed to tell you? How do I incite interest and still keep you so short? You irritate me synopsis. I’m coming after you. Put your affairs in order. You’re gonna get done.

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Everything I know about fantasy writing, I learned from D&D. No, really.

August 14, 2016 • eparkin1208

I am a Dungeons & Dragons nerd. These are the things I learned from playing that have helped me in my writing.

1. World building is important. The world must be flushed out enough so that the reader can see how living there has influenced the characters.

2. Its fantasy! Its not supposed to be real, at the same time, it must be close enough to real life that the audience can live there.

4 Just like in real life sometimes the good guys will role a twenty and sometimes they won’t. Make sure there’s always a way to gain strength from the battle.

5. Have fun!

Categories: Writing