Late, short and sweet, that’s the story of today’s post. Busied myself most of the day with writing of one kind or another, none of which was a blog entry. But since I sailed right through Monday with nary a whisper I thought I’d at least take a break between my writing and editing to put up something.
One of the things I’ve turned my focus towards is RPG writing, and today was a good day for that. Started collecting the details of encounters I’ve used in my home games (mostly Pathfinder), and as I polish them up I’ll post them here on the site. But I also did some work for outside publication:
– While Kobold Quarterly has sadly gone away, there is still plenty of life over at Kobold Press. The latest is their Lost Magic: A Spell Contest. Entry is pretty simple, and since the submission length is limited to only 500 words you really have no reason not write something up and enter. If nothing else, use it as a quick writing exercise, something to get the creative juices flowing. It’s what I did.
– Wayfinder, the excellent community publication for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, has put out the call for submissions for issue #9. This issue’s theme is the Darklands, and preference is given to articles focused on adventures underground. This would be a great magazine for fans of the Pathfinder setting anyway, but two things make it extra special: it is produced entirely by fans, players and GMs like you and me; and it is offered free of charge (though once a year they print a dead-tree version you can purchase). If you are looking for somewhere to get your feet wet in article writing, this is a good place to start.
I sent off my spell for the Kobold Press contest this morning, and my work for the Wayfinder submission continues. If you are interested in game writing I’d suggest these as good places to start. Just be sure, and I cannot stress this enough, to follow the submission guidelines to the letter! You can write the most brilliant piece of gaming literature since Monte Cook wrought Ptolus, but if you don’t follow the guidelines it won’t even be read. So I’ll say it again: follow the guidelines.
That’s it. I have editing I have to get on, so I’m running away for now. But I’ll see you all back here tomorrow, yes? If you have writerly comments to make in the meantime, please place them below.