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Game Masters in Pittsburgh

Today we dropped into Game Masters. Our friend Garett had pointed out the place on New Years, when we were en route to brunch. We love board games, so I’ve been waiting for a free day to check it out.

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How to Make Kimchi

I’m not going to get into the whys of making kimchi. It’s tasty, it’s healthy, it’s cheap, it doesn’t go bad, and an hour of your time can feed you for weeks. Those are all qualities an author should be able to appreciate.

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Feminine Obscenities

Ever hear the phrase “kill your darlings?” Usually I’m fine with letting them go, but sometimes they crop up in unexpected ways.

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Sprint 1: New Years & Project Management - Make Board

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

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Opening Lines of Fantasy Books

The following is a collection of opening lines to fantasy stories. I like to read first lines for inspiration, so I hope this collection will help you.

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How Many Words are in a Fantasy Novel?

How long should my book be? Long enough to tell your story, but it’s nice to see what other books have done for comparison. This article contains approximate word counts for fantasy books.

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GASP Board Games

My coworker and friend, Mike, succeeded in dragging me out of the house today. Someone had to do it, since our other friends moved to New Zealand. Today, he took me to GASP: Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh Pinball

It’s the doldrums of early winter, and I have one thing on my mind: pinball.

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Where to Break Dialog

Be careful where you break up conversations to discuss setting or emotions.

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Umpus on Wine Label

This past weekend, Dave and I visited a good friend in Lakewood, Ohio. We did the usual things: eat pizza, drink beer, watch movies that should have long since been forgotten or eradicated.

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