Category Archives: Fiction

Collaborative World Building Explained

I was asked by a student reporter to write something up that explains my world building class. I have no idea what the final article is going to look like or how much of this will be used, so I’ll … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Speculative Fiction Workshop Reading List

I posted this for some colleagues in the Creative Writing Pedagogy Facebook group. The books below are Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook, Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, and Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014. Happy … Continue reading

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What’s an RPG/fanfic Writing Workshop Look Like?

Here’s what we did today in a 75 minute session of my Game of Thrones fanfic/RPG course. There were 17 people in class, making it a challenge to keep the story interesting for everyone. This covered the first day of … Continue reading

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Prezi on Speculative Fiction and RPGs in College Classes

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Prezi on my RPG Talk

Last Thursday I gave a talk on the narrative potential of role-playing games. Here’s the Prezi that accompanied the talk. The Evolution and Narrative Potential of Role-Playing Games on Prezi

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GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings Now Available

Just got an email that the GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings are now available via ETC Press: http://www.etc.cmu.edu/etcpress/content/gls-70-conference-proceedings This publication features my article “Gaming, World Building, and Narrative: Using Role-playing Games to Teach Fiction Writing.” Yay!

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Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter Gets Honorable Mention in BHoY #3

Some narcissistic googling turned up an interesting little factoid: my story “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” made Ellen Datlow’s list of honorable mentions in Best Horror of the Year #3. Based on the post date, this news is about 10 months … Continue reading

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A Short Prezi on my Dissertation

While Stuart is away in Australia I’ve been tasked with keeping the ship afloat for our course on Game Culture. This includes a short talk I’ll be giving on my dissertation, putting my project in the context of interactive fiction, … Continue reading

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