Using Game Elements in Your Writing

Video games have been around for almost 50 years now.  From the early days of Space Invaders through todays MMORPGs (Massively multiplayer online games), most of us, it’s fair to say, have grown up having played them, either in the arcades, or via home consoles. … MOREUsing Game Elements in Your Writing

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Redefining Cyberpunk

Thanks to movies like 1982’s Blade Runner and 1999’s The Matrix, it’s safe to say most of the world has heard of the Cyberpunk genre.  But what is Cyberpunk, and how has our high-tech world re-defined it?  Cyberpunk has its roots in film-noir and hard-boiled … MORERedefining Cyberpunk

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The Science Behind CYBER FIGHTER

GONG HAY FAT CHOY! Growing up in Hawaii, Chinese New Year was celebrated a lot.  I remember many Lion Dances in Chinatown close to downtown Honolulu and adjacent to Kalihi where I went to high school.  So Happy Year of the Tiger! I thought for … MOREThe Science Behind CYBER FIGHTER

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What is an Impact Character?

In my last two newsletters, I explored the protagonist and antagonist characters as they relate to fiction writing.  This month, I wanted to talk about a third character, the impact (or influence) character. What is the impact character?  There are many definitions and theories, but the … MOREWhat is an Impact Character?

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How to Write a Great Villain!

Last month, I gave a few tips on how to write a compelling protagonist.  This month, I’d like to focus on your Antagonist, or villain.  Having a great “bad guy” (or gal) is part of what makes a great story, whether Grendel in Beowulf, or … MOREHow to Write a Great Villain!

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