i'm looking at you, church ladies, chatting it up in the middle of the grocery aisle with your buggy blockade.
Read the summary, and then, if you have the stomach for it, click through to the PDF of the actual study.
i maybe put too much work into this stuff. the backstory alone is a good 5000 words. and i plan to record our adventuring party's exploits in the same form. when it's all finished, i'll likely have a massive tome. but that's cool.
RPGs are storytelling. I ran a GURPS campaign in the 1980s that may be a book or even a series one day, about alternate universe travel. I doubt I could use most of the plot lines as is (e.g., the assassination of Caesar was a conspiracy by an ancient vampire who in life was Tarquinius Superbus, the last King of Rome, and who objected to the idea of anyone else assuming that title), but the framework and some of the characters would be fun to work up in fiction.
i'm not very good at it.
Now I have a to-do list item tomorrow to continue this fight with Mrs. Johnson, because I'm not letting her sneakily get out of doing her assignment so her story gets better and better XD
And cuz I sorta need it to do my job right ;) tehehee
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Between a geeky fascination with mechanical science and a lifelong love of history and mythology, I was destined to write both steampunk and historical fantasy. Whether it is a world of gears and pinions or one of myths and folklore come to life, I love creating new worlds, writing of places only accessible through the imagination.
When I’m not writing, I divide my time between too many hobbies—drawing, painting, paper-craft, sewing, and baking—a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, in true bardic fashion. In that vein, if this were a world of dice and game miniatures, I would be the studious bard of the party, with my husband as the fiercely-bearded paladin, our dog the cowardly wizard with only a sleep spell in his spellbook, and our daughter, who will certainly choose her class once she’s old enough to roll dice.
We currently reside in Northwest Arkansas, but once we earn enough loot and experience, we’ll build a proper castle somewhere and defend against all manner of dragons and goblin-kind.
- Arkansas Tech UniversityCreative Writing, 2007 - 2010