Game Review – Night in the Woods

So this little game came out a couple months ago and I had no idea what it was about, but I started watching someone on YouTube play it because it had a cat in it and it looked cute and spooky at the same time (my favorite thing).  I didn’t watch very much before I was convinced I needed to play the game for myself.  So I bought the game and started playing and it’s pretty much been my current obsession since then.  Consider this my official recommendation to buy the game and play it for yourself.

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Story Idea – Never Be the Same

Camp NaNoWriMo has begun and it’s been my tradition to write short little novellas during this event.  I’ll be doing that again this year.  Both rounds of camp this year (April and July) I’m going to be writing a novella that is essentially the same story but told from a different character’s perspective in each.  Both of these stories are set in the Of Beauty and Rage series and will be appearing on that blog at a later point.

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Character Dynamics – Developing Large Groups of Characters

Often times I’ve seen stories that have large casts of characters but often end up only really focusing on one or two while essentially ignoring the other characters or just not giving them much development.  Recently I’ve been rewatching a couple shows I like and noticed that both of them had a cast of seven main characters and somehow had all of them fleshed out and developed quite well and I started really diving into how those worked out.  So I’m going to tell you what I found, and how it even applies to some of my own characters, and maybe you can apply these techniques to your own stories and see if it gets you anywhere.

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