Thoughts on my pause on the travel to reset for the next Adventure

  Here I am in London, on the last day of this phase of my journey. I have a flight tomorrow from Gatwick to Toronto. The last time I was in Toronto was 6 and a half years ago. It’s been ages, I will not stay there but when I left Toronto last time I …

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The Problems with Interactice Storytelling as the Writer

I remember hearing about choose your own adventure books that were for kids where you would go from on page to another depending on the choices you decided to take in the narrative. It sounds really cool but in the traditional model of books it’s clunky and doesn’t create a great reading experience for the …

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Near the end or at least a pause of the path

I remember when I first made the decision to leave Canada, I thought it would be a year or two of wandering. I thought I would travel and head back but instead I kept going and have had the privilege of meeting amazing people, making places like Thailand and New Zealand homes at different points …

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Worldbuilding is the Easy Part (writing the story is the hard one)

At the end of 2013 I was in a odd place, not sure of where to go or how to get there so I started a long process of creating a world I wanted to tell stories in. I have been crafting that sci-fi universe for years now but have yet to take the jump …

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Is there a market for a form of Interactive Storytelling in Written Fiction? #ihavenoclue

I love story in all its forms be it a novel, tv show and or movie but I always gravitiated towards games especially role-playing games because they had the illusion of choice embedded in their gameplay and story. I remember playing old school Bioware games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic which had …

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The Unseen Path in the Story

I’ve been building a universe for years, much too long without any visible progress. It’s all in a folder just waiting for me to figure out how to tell the story. The thing is I can’t keep on wasting my time. I’ve started writing stories dozens of times and i end up getting stopped dead …

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To find a release from fear so I can start to live

There are moments of humility when you go outside your version of normal. It’s when you see past the noise and feel what binds us together rather than just what separates us from each other. No matter how the cultures and situations we are born into differ the fundamental aspects we seek are the same. …

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The Empty

Love comes in so many forms, it is a symphony and dynamic, can be fleeting, enduring and joyous as much as it can be full of pain. It is part of the human condition but for romantic love, for the spark that makes you feel like what was incomplete could now be complete so that …

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A thought on what comes next

I’ve kind if been lost for a little while, just styaing in one place and not moving on. I didn’t expect to stay in Antalya but I have and now its time to move on. In a few years of travel I have been conditioned to be frugal to the extreme which has cost me. …

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Dynamic Narratives and Serialized Storytelling

In a movie the foundation of a story is the script but what gives the story it’s tone and colour is just as much as the director as anything else. In a novel the tone comes through the narrator or the point of view (POV). It is there we are given context and where the …

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