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    Role-Playing Makes You A Bette...

    4 April 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    I’m actually ahead of schedule for my serial, so I thought I’d write a blog post. I’m a fan of tabletop role-playing games like Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and Savage Worlds, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I tend to write my own campaigns. One of the hallmarks of a good Dungeon / Game Master and player is the... Read more

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    The War Golem Web Serial

    25 March 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    As posted earlier, I’m continuing work on The War Golem. You can find it on this site on the menu under Serial. It’s an ongoing story with mature content and strong language. It’s not recommended for young readers and is typically not the sort of story I work on. I’m also not writing this the way I would a novel,... Read more

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    Update and Poll

    19 March 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    Just as an update, tonight is the cover reveal of my and Sharon Skinner‘s new superhero fantasy novel Supernal Dawn. I hope you’ll stop by for a peek of what’s soon to come. It’s the first in a series of super-powered stories we’ll be bringing in the future. It’s set in an alternate modern world, with magic and m... Read more

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    Writer’s Block

    13 March 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    While I’m sure others will argue it exists, it’s always been my opinion that it doesn’t – at least for me. What I’ve experienced is that what others call writer’s block is more an unwillingness to continue, for whatever reason, than any utter lack of inspiration. Writing isn’t about waiting for a muse to fill your head with words, forcing...... Read more

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    6 March 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    Distraction is the not-so-distant cousin to procrastination. It’s oh so easy to hop onto Reddit and browse for a few minutes, which could potentially become hours, rather than work on an outline, edits or write. A quick look at Facebook to answer messages and reply to posts doesn’t seem like it would take much time, but every minute spent doing...... Read more

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    Writing Hurdles

    28 February 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    There are times when I manage to write myself into a corner, and it’s time to think my way out. Fun times, for the reader. Me? Not so much. I’m sure it happens to other writers, when a cool idea becomes a burden to be carried or morphs into a measuring stick. They’re great, if you can pull it off,... Read more

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    19 February 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    I can’t speak for other writers, but the amount of time it takes for me to write anything feels like more than it is. I average a page an hour while working on a novel, novella or short story. Blogs are entirely different. I don’t put in time outlining and editing numerous revisions before posting. With outlining and edits, that... Read more

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    Horizon Zero Dawn

    5 February 2018 , by Joe Giunta

    Whenever I’m not writing, I’m usually playing video games. I tend toward role-playing, survival, building or planner games and typically on PC. However, I recently finished Horizon Zero Dawn (The Complete Edition) on a PS4 Pro and was thoroughly impressed. The graphics, narrative, voice acting and mechanics were on par with games like Mass Effect (... Read more

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    SSP Notes Cont., Background an...

    23 October 2017 , by Joe Giunta

    You can find the latest post on my short story project here. As always, I look forward to any comments here or on my Patreon. Feel free to drop by my Discord server for discussion. Read more

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    SSP Notes Cont., Vampires

    14 October 2017 , by Joe Giunta

    As with previous posts, feel free to discuss the notes here, on Patreon or in Discord. This post deals with vampires in the story and touches on the magic system, as well as other supernatural races. I’ve been waiting between posts to encourage discussion. One or two more notes, and I’ll begin work on the outline. I’ve had an idea... Read more

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