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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Question to the Readers of Writing About Writing

I have a question for you all. 

It's a question you'll have to answer in the comments since we already have a poll running (which you should totes magotes go vote in bee tee dubs).

As you know I am writing very little this week here at WAW because I'm holed up in a bunker--a charming bunker furnished to look exactly like my living room--writing a Live Action Role Playing Game to be presented at Kublacon (a convention near the SF Airport) on Friday.

I personally find LARPs a very valuable tool as a writer. They are exercises in making every character interesting and fundamentally about how characters drive plot (rather than plot driving characters). A writer could do a whole hell of a lot worse than to write a character sheet for each of their characters before they start a piece of fiction.

My question for you all is (knowing that a LARP is not "a story" or anything that most people would consider fiction in the strictest sense, but mostly just a collection of character sheets) would you be interested in me publishing that information here. I would do a little write up of what these characters did, but it would mostly just be fifteen character sheets and some notes. I also can't promise any writing better than caffeine addled brain on "the night before it's due."

Basically, would you like to see my LARP once I'm done running it?

8 comments:

  1. Damn it Google/blogspot posting shenanigans! it erased my post so now i have to retype it out. T_T -_- #1stWorldProblems
    I want to play in your LARP but I am too far away to enjoy it in person (also i am a noob at the whole LARPing thing and wouldn't want to ruin your story). so if possible I would enjoy hearing about it in a post, either on FB or here. :)

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  2. I am always interested in how others create their LARPS, so yes.

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  3. Would love to read about it! :) Best wishes from a German Larper

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  4. Yes please! I like reading about LARPs, both the fiction elements (setting materials, character information, plot) and the process elements (planning, challenges, post mortem).

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  5. Yes, you should post them.
    and then later, you should write up the story of how it all played out.

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  6. Yes. I've never LARPped (is that a verb? Is now); however, I have written up character studies. Would love to see them. Also also like Ginger's suggestion that you write up how it played out.

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