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Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Cold Open —

My wife looked up over breakfast this morning and asked if I knew about NaNoWriMo, the annual National Novel Writing Month, a month during which—as the name suggests—you write a novel. Yes, yes, I said, I do. Then she said she’s going to take part, and would I like to as well? Which may have […]

Second Life for Second Person —

A couple of years back I wrote an essay on games that create a story as part of the gameplay, which was published as part of the excellent collection Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media (ed. Pat Harrigan and Noah Wardrip-Fruin, MIT Press, 2007) which I have huckstered here before. The contents of the book […]

Why Games Are Not Art Yet —

A while back this blog started getting hits from a blog author called Lin Swimmer, or someone who’s called their blog Lin Swimmer, and I was mystified because, though I’m even more clueless than the average bear when it comes to the name/face remembering thing, ‘Lin Swimmer’ is the kind of name that sticks in the mind. […]