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NaNoWriMo: Write What You Know

We writers are often told to “write what we know,” which usually means that we should write based on personal experiences. But how does that work when you’re writing a medieval fantasy story? Or a historical fiction piece set in 1885? Welcome to Week Two of National...

NaNoWriMo: Introducing Seth

My name is Seth, and I’ve been trying to write the same novel for five years. This month, I’m going to finish it. Welcome to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at Scintilla Studio!  My name is Seth, guest writer for Scintilla and your guide throughout the month...

6 Ways Tabletop RPGs Make You a Better Writer

“I don’t think I could ever play Dungeons & Dragons,” I said.  “That seems like crossing a line, maybe going a little too far for me.”  My party’s Paladin is fond of reminding me I said that. About two years ago I crossed the last nerd threshhold and played my...

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