Archive for September, 2010


September 25th, 2010 No comments

I have a confession to make. I play things fast and loose when it comes to doing research. Maybe it’s because I went to university and spent a lot of time doing research for assignments, so that when it comes to doing ‘real’ research for something I’m writing, it seems like a little too much effort. Besides, I (mostly) write sci-fi. That’s the genre of making stuff up, right? Read more…

Tips from interactive fiction authors – Aaron Reed

September 18th, 2010 No comments

More professional tips this week (you can find the first post here). This time it’s the turn of interactive fiction writer, Aaron Reed. Aaron is also the author of the recently published Creating Interactive Fiction With Inform 7. Do you want to guess what his favourite IF writing program will be? Read more…

Tips from interactive fiction authors – Emily Short and Stephen Granade

September 11th, 2010 No comments

I wanted to finish off my series of Interactive Fiction posts with some hints and tips for the new IF writer. Unfortunately, I’m new to this myself, and therefore not really qualified to give advice on such a unique form. So, instead, I asked some well-known IF authors to do it for me! This week, I am very proud to present insight from Emily Short and Stephen Granade. Read more…

The Despair of Inspiration

September 3rd, 2010 No comments

You may be shocked to learn that I haven’t started yet another new project this week.  Got far too many of those “new projects” to be getting on with.  But I thought I’d go back to the old gem – inspiration.  Read more…